flying dragon


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flying dragon any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Young (nymph) dragon-fly Young (nymph) dragon-fly
Dragon-fly Dragon-fly
dragon-flies dragon-flies
Dragon-fly (Aeschna cyanea). Two stages in emergence of fly from nymph-cuticle Dragon-fly (Aeschna cyanea). Two stages in emergence of fly from nymph-cuticle
Dragon-fly emerged, wings expanding Dragon-fly emerged, wings expanding
Dragon-fly with expanded wings Dragon-fly with expanded wings

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flying dragon a large meteoric fireball; a bolide.
    • Flying dragon (Zoöl) See Dragon, 6.
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In literature:

The huge man-made dragon fly stopped, buzzing vibrantly.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
This was just the type of land to harbor flying dragons.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
Green rushes line the way, and green dragon flies dart above them.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
No matter if the dragon does think he can fly faster, I beat him, didn't I?
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Yes, May, you can keep the dragon fly larvae until they change into dragon flies.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Bulging forth these made him like to the ghost of some huge dragon fly.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Young Dragon-Fly and "Mask" (magnified).
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The extinct Flying Dragons or Pterodactyls had their golden age in the Cretaceous era, after which they disappeared, leaving no descendants.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Ribs of flying-dragon, 64, 158.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
The other gypsy, the girl of the dragon-flies, I prefer to leave nameless here.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow

In poetry:

"Have you no home?" he said;
"O come along with me,
Get on my wings—the moon's my home"—
The dragon-fly said he.
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne
It passed the Lonely Mountain bare,
And swept above the dragon's lair:
There black and dark lay boulders stark,
And flying smoke was in the air.
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien
The cowpond once agen, bonny Mary O!
Lies dimpled like thy sen, bonny Mary O!
Where the gnat swarms fall and rise under evening's mellow skies,
And on flags sleep dragon flies, bonny Mary O!
"Bonny Mary O!" by John Clare
“The bear and the wolf thou shalt trammel, unto the thick
stem of the oak, at thy pleasure; Before thee the dragon
shall fly from his nest, and shall leave thee sole lord of
his treasure.”
"Elvir Hill (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Twinkling bright through the shadowing limes.
The brook rains a sparkle of silver rhymes
On the dragon-fly, its neighbour;
It pays no duty in dollars and dimes,
For its work is all love-labour.
"In the Country" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Velvety bees make busy hum;
Green flies and striped wasps go and come;
The butterflies gleam white;
Blue-burning, vaporous, to and fro
The dragon-flies like arrows go,
Or hang in moveless flight:—
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald

In news:

Dragon Fly eating in a back yard in Cedar Rapids.
Dragon Fly Click to enlarge.
Driving home on September 27,2010, I was attacked by this dragon fly.
Dragon Fly Click to enlarge.
Dragon Fly eating in a back yard in Cedar Rapids.
Flying Dragon , Bulletin news archives.
'Wicked' lands in Syracuse with flying dragon .
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.
The linkup occurred 250 miles above the Pacific, just west of Baja California, 2½ days after the Dragon 's launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. "Nice flying," radioed NASA's Mission Control.
The main attractions, of course, are some wonderfully realized animatronic dragons who may be the size of parade floats, but can run, attack and fly with amazing, life-like dexterity.
Dragon Bamboo Fly Kit (Plus, New Prizes from Berkley.).
Dragons fly at Huntington Center.
SpaceX becomes the first private firm to fly to the International Space Station after successfully launching the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule.
California ceramists Joyce Newman and Henry Mead examine the dragon pole sculpture they installed this past week at the Aspen Emporium & Flying Circus.
"Flying Dragon, Ling Lan" is a new Haute Doll exclusive by JAMIEshow and Guo Pei available for sale on July 12.