water dragon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water dragon swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
    • n water dragon North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers
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Usage

In literature:

And she flashed like a dragon-fly across the water, whose surface rippled and puckered as she passed.
"At the Back of the North Wind" by George MacDonald
As it came nearer, he knew what it was, for skimming swiftly along the waters came a monster dragon with nine heads.
"The Violet Fairy Book" by Various
His hand rested on the head of the dragon, while at his feet flowed a bottomless canal of the purest water.
"The Wallet of Kai Lung" by Ernest Bramah
Three or four inches of water now flooded the cave of the golden dragon.
"The Yellow Claw" by Sax Rohmer
Without heeding the men struggling thickly in the water, the Dragon continued her course.
"The Dragon and the Raven" by G. A. Henty
The Dragon of Waters was vanquished.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
The scow swung free of the Dragon's Tooth, half-filled with water.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Regarding this as the hostile act of a water-devil, the Immortals said they must demand an explanation from the Dragon-king, Ao Ch'in.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
The fundamental element in the dragon's powers is the control of water.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
This water lies in a grotto, guarded by two dragons.
"Bo-Peep Story Books" by Anonymous
He was sitting on a water-lily leaf, he and his friend the dragon-fly, watching the gnats dance.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
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" by Frederik Pohl
I had always a strong predilection for crocodile shooting, and had destroyed several of these dragons of the waters.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
Dragon-flies darted above the surface and dipped in water as they do to-day.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
He crept softly down and along the water-side, under a black and enormous dragon-tree.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
Blue and green dragon-flies hovered over the water.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Then Alexander the King slew the sleepless dragon, filled his vial with the Water of Life, and returned.
"Twenty-Four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls" by Anna Cogswell Tyler
When they reached the shallow water, the Dragon-Fly children stood close together, with the larvae in the middle and the Nymphs all around them.
"Among the Pond People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Japanese dragons are serpentine 'water fathers', which are prayed to in time of drought.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
He was sitting on a water-lily leaf, he and his friend the dragon-fly, watching the gnats dance.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
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In poetry:

No ship went over the waters then,
No ship with oar or sail;
But the wastes of the sea were habited
By the Dragon and the Whale.
"The Fossil Elephant" by Mary Botham Howitt
At last he meets Dragon beside of the pump,
Dragon sees him and breathes fire and slaughter,
But George he were ready and in Dragon's mouth,
He just throws a big pail of water!
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
'Eh, I'vejust seen a dragon, a whopping great dragon,'
And uncle said 'Seen what? A dragon!
Thou'd best see a doctor, you've got 'em owid lad,
Eh, I thought you were on water wagon!'
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
He tore out a reed, the great god Pan,
From the deep cool bed of the river:
The limpid water turbidly ran,
And the broken lilies a-dying lay,
And the dragon-fly had fled away,
Ere he brought it out of the river.
"A Musical Instrument" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In news:

Designed By Tom Herr, this new larger size of the classic Dragon Seaplane is designed to handle a variety of wind and water conditions so you can fly all day long.
Thai officials reassured the US Secret Service that lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous komodo dragons, but water lizards.
Taarka, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, plus Operation Water Dragon, Patchwork Family, Fourth haps and contest results.
Year of the Water Dragon .
Valley High School's journey through the baseball sectional/regional waters began May 7 with a 13-3 victory over Paden City, but ended May 11 with a 17-3 loss to the Cameron Dragons.
Otto will be an ambassador of surf and fun for the Puerto Rico area as well as be a major force in and out of the water for Dragon.
A 41-foot, bright red dragon boat snaked its way through the muddy waters with 16 paddlers arcing and pulling their arms in sync.
Imagine if someone like Lisbeth Salander, the computer hacker in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, decided to poison New York's water supply or tried to turn off Washington's power grid.
Water polo Dragons wrap short REL season.
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