wyvern

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wyvern a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wyvern (Her) Same as Wiver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wyvern See wivern.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wyvern wī′vrn (her.) a fictitious monster allied to the dragon and the griffin, and having its two legs and feet like those of the eagle.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. wivre, a viper—L. vipera.

Usage

In literature:

Then it occurred to her that Mr. Wyvern was aristocratic in his views.
"Demos" by George Gissing
Mrs. Wyvern laughed a deal when I told her what happened.
"Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton" by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
WYVERN, a heraldic device in shape of a dragon with expanded wings, with only two legs and the pointed tail of a scorpion.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Secret of Wyvern Towers.
"Chatto & Windus Alphabetical Catalogue of Books in Fiction and General Literature, Sept. 1905" by Various
And she was not the first Wyvern who had married a Trevlyn.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
The wyvern is a piece of blue silk, finished in gold and silver cords, in applique.
"English Embroidered Bookbindings" by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
The thing crawled out of the shallows, its eyes focused in a blind stare on the praying hands of the Wyvern.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Wyvern Court was very different from this.
"The Heiress of Wyvern Court" by Emilie Searchfield
Crest, on a mount vert, a wyvern ppr.
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
No doubt Miss Wyvern and her sister will go to bed earlier than usual on this particular occasion.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
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In news:

In the picturesque village of Wyvern's Cross, tensions are at a boiling point.
Nairobi , Kenya-based air charter operator Phoenix Aviation achieved Wyvern Wingman status after successfully completing an on-site audit.
Montana's Keith Sayers and Ted Colbertson travel south to ride at the infamous Wyvern Ranch in SoCal.
BH Models is no stranger to releasing new and unusual aircraft, and now you can add the Westland Wyvern to your list of must have.
Wyvern Wingman Program Continues to Grow.
NetJets sister company Executive Jet Management successfully completed an on-site audit and has become a Wyvern Wingman .
Wyvern Wingman Program Continues to Grow.
NetJets sister company Executive Jet Management successfully completed an on-site audit and has become a Wyvern Wingman.
Wyvern auditor Del Denny has been promoted to director of operations at the company.
BH Models Westland Wyvern .
Wyvern is a leader in aviation safety auditing, consulting and information services.
Meridian Air Charter Becomes a Wyvern Wingman Member.
Discerning travelers seeking luxury while in Punta Gorda, stay at The Wyvern Hotel.
Wyvern changes course with new policy.
The early days were a little less than noble for Wyvern , the Palmyra, N.J.-based charter auditing firm.
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