Trojan

Tro"jan

(?), a. [L. Trojanus, fr. Troja, Troia, Troy, from Tros, Gr. Trw`s, Trwo`s, Tros, the mythical founder of Troy.] 1. Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Troy.
[1913 Webster]

2. One who shows the pluck, endurance, determined energy, strength, or the like, attributed to the defenders of Troy; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase like a Trojan; as, he endured the pain like a Trojan; he studies like a Trojan.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Tim jumped like a Trojan from the bed.
Finnegan's Wake (Irish song)
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