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flying dragon

any of several arboreal lizards of the genus Draco, having an extensible membrane between the limbs along each side by means of which it makes long, gliding leaps.
Also called flying lizard. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A flying dragon swoops by and there is no gnat there any longer.

    Insect Stories Vernon L. Kellogg
  • They had seen him fearlessly face the flying dragon, the death-that-flew.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • The dawn man might face a flying dragon, but the Ogrum were too much for him.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • This is all we have for the flying dragon so celebrated by antiquity.

  • A pass, called the flying dragon, 3580 feet above the sea, lies between this and a larger tributary of the same river.

  • But the third transformed himself into a flying dragon; arrows flew from each of his feathers, and he killed many of their men.

  • Above the umbrella are flowers and ornaments of precious stones; and it terminates with a flying dragon set in the same manner.

  • It was the old king serpent whose seven years were up and who was now become a flying dragon.

    The Shoemaker's Apron Parker Fillmore
  • A carved bird or beast at a corner seemed like some vast walking or flying dragon wasting the pastures and villages below.

  • The sky is blue and cloudless, and above one of the towers is a flying dragon, intended to symbolise the fair Melusine.

    Chantilly in History and Art Louise M. Richter

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