Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female dragon.
- n. rare A female dragon (especially when used figuratively.)
“Oh, and when I say "my mom" here, I of course mean my birth mother and not the dragoness who raised me in the Fairy Woods.”
“The dragoness winced; she would have a tedious cleanup chore to do.”
“He just leaned over and looked at the dragoness-and the smoke issuing from her mouth sank like chill fog to the floor.”
“After the punishment of Telphusa for her deceit in giving him no warning of the dragoness at Pytho, Apollo, in the form of a dolphin, brings certain Cretan shipmen to Delphi to be his priests; and the hymn ends with a charge to these men to behave orderly and righteously.”
“Straightway large-eyed queenly Hera took him and bringing one evil thing to another such, gave him to the dragoness; and she received him.”
“Whosoever met the dragoness, the day of doom would sweep him away, until the lord Apollo, who deals death from afar, shot a strong arrow at her.”
“So the following morning the dragoness took hold of the young man and reached down from the shelf a sharp knife with which to kill him.”
“The dragoness had been darkening his almost white eyebrows.”
“But the dragoness had been paying close attention to the zaps.”
“The dragoness grabbed the beefsteaks as the Gorgon plucked them and tossed them to her.”
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