Clavileño

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Clavileño

legendary wooden horse on which Don Quixote and Sancho Panza think they are taking a journey through the air. [Span. Lit.: Bella, 205]
See: Horse
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References in classic literature ?
"That is true," said the bearded countess, "still it fits him very well, for he is called Clavileno the Swift, which name is in accordance with his being made of wood, with the peg he has in his forehead, and with the swift pace at which he travels; and so, as far as name goes, he may compare with the famous Rocinante."
Only let Clavileno come and let me find myself face to face with Malambruno, and I am certain no razor will shave you more easily than my sword shall shave Malambruno's head off his shoulders; for 'God bears with the wicked, but not for ever."
Send us now the peerless Clavileno, that our misfortune may be brought to an end; for if the hot weather sets in and these beards of ours are still there, alas for our lot!"
Likewise, in chapters 41 through 42, Trifaldin of the White Beard makes Don Quixote and Sancho take a flight on Clavileno the Winged to help the bearded women.
En el tomo de 1615, por el contrario, se privilegia un sentimiento constante de decepcion, de aventura frustrada enmarcada en la cadena de bromas urdidas en el palacio de los duques, que quieren, por ejemplo, hacer creer a don Quijote que puede cabalgar por el cielo en un caballo de palo llamado Clavileno (Q, II, 40-41) o que le entregan a Sancho Panza el gobierno ilusorio de la insula Barataria (Q, II, 45).