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Origin of basilisk
OTHER WORDS FROM basiliskbas·i·lis·cine [bas-uh-lis-in, -ahyn, baz-], /ˌbæs əˈlɪs ɪn, -aɪn, ˌbæz-/, bas·i·lis·can, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for basilisk
Just ask any of the ladies who have been privileged enough to enter my "chamber of secrets" and "meet my basilisk."
A basilisk, a sword, and a phoenix mean only one thing for Harry Potter: an excursion into the mysterious chamber.
Kayani sat in basilisk silence during the parliamentary session.
No sooner does Hermione discover that the creature is a basilisk when Ginny Weasley, Ron's little sister, goes missing.
Mrs. Seymour looks the basilisk in the eyes and reduces it to her service.
But to be quiet with such a basilisk before him was impossible.Barnaby Rudge|Charles Dickens
He never took his eye off Hawes; on him his eye fastened like a basilisk.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
For from the seed of the serpent shall come forth a basilisk, and that which is born of it shall devour the birds.Salom|Oscar Wilde
No living animal can be cured of it; even the basilisk does not equal him.Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway