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fire-breathing

adjective

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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  • Typhon, in the Greek mythology a fire-breathing giant, struck by a thunderbolt of Jupiter, and buried under Etna.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • With him Bellerophon caught and slew the fire-breathing Chimera.

  • Thus the peak which gives title to all fire-breathing mountains has become a servant to man.

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

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • I rounded the stern of the last tanker between me and open water, and looked into the eye of a fire-breathing dragon.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl

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