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flapdragon

[flap-drag-uh n]
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noun
  1. an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them.
  2. the object so caught and eaten.
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Origin of flapdragon

First recorded in 1580–90; flap + dragon
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  • "I know not if the doctor will care to be disturbed," said Flapdragon.

    Auriol

    W. Harrison Ainsworth