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  • n. Plural form of dracone.


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  • The snake is made from a rubber-based material similar to that used to make dracones – flexible containers that are filled with diesel or water and towed behind ships for quick and cheap transportation.

    Boing Boing

  • As the old mapmakers used to say when marking out areas about which little was known: 'Hic sunt dracones' -- 'Here there be dragons'.

    Outsourcing Plainfield's planning: Here there be dragons

  • Amor. vascula plena multae infelicitatis omnem mariotorum opulentiam in haec inpendunt, dracones pro monilibus habent, qui utinam vere dracones essent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The dragon put a face on the fatality that stalked seamen, a manifestation of the monsters perched at the edge of old maps with the legend hic sunt dracones: “Here be dragons.”

    A Furnace Afloat

  • * Significat omnia ingentia animalia tam terrestria ut dracones, quam aquatica ut balaenas: [1139] 1

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • "Significat omnia ingentia animalia tam terrestria ut dracones, quam aquatica ut balaenas."

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Whether, with extended arm, he strangles the "reluctantes dracones" of democracy, or with every faculty called home, concentrates the light and heat of his being in developing into principles those great sentiments and great instincts which are his inspiration; in all, the orator stands forth with the majesty and chastened grace of Pericles himself.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 9, August 26, 1850

  • ‘Gradiuum, nostri comites, arcete parumper, 195 ut soli uacet aula mihi. procul igneus horror thoracum, gladiosque tegat uagina minacis. stent bellatrices aquilae saeuique dracones; fas sit castra meis hodie succumbere signis. tibia pro lituis et pro clangore tubarum200 molle lyrae festumque canant. epulentur ad ipsas excubias; mediis spirent crateres in armis. laxet terribilis maiestas regia fastus et sociam plebem non indignata potestas confundat turbae proceres. soluantur habenis205 gaudia nec leges pudeat ridere seueras.

    The Marriage of Honorius and Maria

  • Visi que sunt dracones ignei et maligni spiritus in

    A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483 Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum

  • 'Mæviad' should not be his last original works: let him remember, "Mox in reluctantes dracones."

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1


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