from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as manticore.
- n. Same as Mantichora, 2.
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- n. a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion
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But when I asked him his talent, the manticora abruptly roared.
Finally he encountered the manticora, which was a creature the size of a horse with the head of a man, body of a lion, wings of a dragon, and a huge scorpion's tail.
So I went down to feed the manticora, who turned out not to be that hungry.
The harpies, the merfolk, the manticora, the werewolves and vampire-bats-all had obvious human and animal lineage, and there were also many combinations of different animals, like the chimera and griffin.
"That doesn't look like a skeleton," the manticora said.
There was surely another creature standing guard inside, in lieu of the manticora Bink had known: the one at the Anniversary party.
Yet how sad the remaining females looked-the manticora, the sphinx, and the harpies.
Bink marveled again at the humor of the Queen, to costume as a harpy such a formidable creature as a manticora, who possessed the head of a man with triple jaws, body of a lion, wings of a dragon, and tail of a monstrous scorpion.
Yet the manticora was bearing up with grace, and playing the game of charades and costumes.
"Should the Queen supervise the restoration?" the manticora asked.
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