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Slang definitions & phrases for fire-breathing



Fierce; menacing; dragon-like:ABC now planned to swap Ellen with Wednesday's fire-breathing Grace Under Fire (1591+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Another task is given him, to bridle the fire-breathing steed of Hiisi.

  • With him Bellerophon caught and slew the fire-breathing Chimera.

  • It was to them what griffon or fire-breathing dragon might be to a Seville throng.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • When the fire-breathing bulls saw Jason standing in the middle of the field, fury shot from their eyes.

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  • The lightning flames still in his red eyes, and flashes from his fire-breathing mouth.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

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