Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish, Pegasus draco; a flying sea-horse. See cut under Pegasidæ.
  • n. A kind of dragonet. See cut under Callionymus.
  • n. An Australian fish which belongs to any one of the species of the genus Phyllopteryx, of the family Syngnathidæ.

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Examples

  • Xinhua/Zuma Press The Jiaolong surfaces from a dive in the South China Sea in July 2010 The Jiaolong—named after a mythical sea-dragon—left China on board an oceanographic research ship on July 1.

    China to Dive for Buried Treasures

  • He has exciting adventures – some of which seem a little too much, such as being swallowed by a legendarily giant sea-dragon while en route to the Isle of Sleep.

    Reading Challenge #9 – Lord Valentine’s Castle, Robert Silverberg « It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

  • Amongst bony fish Conseil noticed some about three yards long, armed at the upper jaw with a piercing sword; other bright-coloured creatures, known in the time of Aristotle by the name of the sea-dragon, which are dangerous to capture on account of the spikes on their back.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • In front her face is human, and her breast fair as a maiden's to the waist down; behind she is a sea-dragon of monstrous frame, with dolphins 'tails joined on her wolf-girt belly.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Chick thought of the sea, too, but the thought gave the child one more idea, and it promptly tumbled the Silver Pig over the side of a ship and landed the adventurous animal upon the b ottom of the ocean, where (Chick went on to say) it became acquainted with pretty mermaids and huge green lobsters, and rescued an amaryllis from a fierce and disagreeable sea-dragon.

    John Dough And The Cherub

  • The pillars are so contrived that the little cavern is light in every part; at the entrance is an immense sea-dragon with large glaring eyes and a long red tongue hanging half-way out.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • And by his understanding he smiteth the sea-dragon.

    The Sceptics of the Old Testament: Job - Koheleth - Agur

  • The very helpers of the sea-dragon [209] crouch under him.

    The Sceptics of the Old Testament: Job - Koheleth - Agur

  • Page view page image: with the head of an eagle, a sea-dragon (no doubt, a fabulous monster), a bull, and a man — all, figures representing the four kingdoms of the air, the sea, the earth, and the intellect or soul.

    The pillar of fire, or, Israel in bondage

  • He stamps a sea-dragon under his feet, and upon his capped head is the beak of a galley, with the head and wings of a dove.

    The pillar of fire, or, Israel in bondage

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