Draco

Definitions

  • Hercules and Draco
    Hercules and Draco
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Draco a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
    • n Draco a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
    • n Draco Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Draco (Zoöl) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.
    • Draco A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
    • Draco (Astron) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Draco One of the ancient northern constellations, the Dragon.
    • n Draco [lowercase] Aluminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
    • n Draco A genus of old-world acrodont lizards, of the family Agamidœ, having a parachute formed of the integument stretched over extended hinder ribs, by means of which the animal protracts its leaps into a kind of flight. Draco volans, of the Malay peninsula, is the common flying-lizard or dragon. See dragon, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Draco drā′kō a northern constellation: a dragon-lizard.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Dragon

Usage

In literature:

The old stain has been removed: we need no longer fear a comparison With the laws of Draco.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
The centre of the circle in the constellation of Draco is the pole of the ecliptic.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Change this absurd phrase, and welcome; but do not let us, in the spirit of Draco, make no distinction between errours and crimes.
"Practical Education, Volume I" by Maria Edgeworth
It is an easy step from Hercules to Draco.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
A few changes were made by the laws of Draco and others, but nothing gave decided relief to the people.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Soon they fell into a state of misrule and disorder, and they called on a philosopher named Draco to draw up laws for them.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Draco, Solon, Peisistratus and Cleisthenes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
The comet is therefore situate in the constellation Draco.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
By the laws of Draco whatever caused a man's death by falling upon him was to be destroyed or cast out of the community.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
What was then the North Star was now Thuban, in the constellation of Draco the Dragon.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In poetry:

Her eager Eyes beheld the main,
While on her DRACO dear
She madly call'd, but call'd in vain,
No sound could DRACO hear,
Save the shrill yelling of the fateful blast,
While ev'ry Seaman's heart, quick shudder'd as it past.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
"Torn from my Mother's aching breast,
"My Tyrant sought my love—
"But, in the Grave shall ZELMA rest,
"E'er she will faithless prove—
"No DRACO!—Thy companion I will be
"To that celestial realm, where Negros shall be free!
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
"Swift, o'er the plain of burning Sand
"My course I bent to thee;
"And soon I reach'd the billowy strand
"Which bounds the stormy Sea.—
"DRACO! my Love! Oh yet, thy ZELMA'S soul
"Springs ardently to thee,—impatient of controul.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
"Again the lightning flashes white—
"The rattling cords among!
"Now, by the transient vivid light,
"I mark the frantic throng!
"Now up the tatter'd shrouds my DRACO flies—
While o'er the plunging prow, the curling billows rise.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
Long, on the swelling surge sustain'd
Brave DRACO sought the shore,
Watch'd the dark Maid, but ne'er complain'd,
Then sunk, to gaze no more!
Poor ZELMA saw him buried by the wave—
And, with her heart's true Love, plung'd in a wat'ry grave.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
"The topmast falls—three shackled slaves—
"Cling to the Vessel's side!
"Now lost amid the madd'ning waves—
"Now on the mast they ride—
"See ! on the forecastle my DRACO stands
"And now he waves his chain, now clasps his bleeding hands.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Draco Malfoy keeps making the wrong decisions in supernatural school.
Miley Cyrus Has Cut Her Hair Like Twiggy or Draco Malfoy, Depending on Your Pop References.
Carla Caffrey with the Central California SPCA introduced us to Draco , a 3-month-old Great Dane mix.
If you would like to adopt Draco , visit the CCSPCA.
Tom Felton, 'Harry Potter's' Draco Malfoy, coming to Emerald City Comicon.
Felton misses Draco 's magic as 'Potter' ends.
Draco , the Dragon, was an impor­tant con­stel­la­tions to the ancients.
Draco Malfoy (played by Tom Felton).
As the only child of a wealthy and powerful family in Voldemort's inner circle, Draco enjoyed a spoiled childhood.
Draco Rosa, Battling Cancer, Delays Duets Album.
Harry Potter 's "Draco Malfoy" stops by Morning News.
Nothing's hotter than robes, wands, and a certain lightning-bolt scar…but which guy should you cheer on at Quidditch games — our hero Harry, the impish Ron, or bad boy Draco.
Tom Felton, 23, who plays Hogwarts badboy Draco Malfoy in the popular film franchise, just inked a recording deal with an independent label.
Get to know the (super-hot) sweetheart behind Draco Malfoy, and get ready to have yet another reason to be heartbroken about the end of Harry Potter.
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In science:

More recent observations from Greece have largely been of the Hyades open cluster along with further observations of the Draco field.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Observations of the Draco field from La Palma were interrupted on four occasions when a planetary transit of HD 209458 was predicted.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
This paper details results from the Pegasus field while the results from the Draco and Hyades observations will be published elsewhere.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Proper motions are only available for a handful of satellites – namely, Carina, Draco, Fornax, Sculptor, Sextans, Ursa Mi nor and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds for the Milky Way, together with IC10 and M33 for M31.
Mass estimators in the Gaia era
The initial ER profile is too massive to be consistent with the majority of Local Group dSphs but is consistent at 2σ with Draco, the data point just above it, and Leo II, the data point with the smallest radius value.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
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