noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for nessus
The universal verdict clutched him like the shirt of Nessus.Trifles for the Christmas Holidays|H. S. Armstrong
In crossing one of these valleys Nessus suddenly lifted his hand.
The example of vice does not rankle in their breasts, like the poisoned shirt of Nessus.Winterslow|William Hazlitt
He strode along, then, with a rapid but careful step, Nessus following closely behind him.
Li´chas.Bearer of the Nessus robe;slain by Hercules, 236-238.Myths of Greece and Rome|H. A. Guerber