from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ascending node of a planet, indicated, chiefly in almanacs, by the symbol �. The deviation from the ecliptic made by a planet in passing from one node to the other seems, according to the fancy of some, to make a figure like that of a dragon, whose belly is where there is the greatest latitude; the intersections representing the head and tail; -- from which resemblance the denomination arises.

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  • n. American herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowers


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  • The male dragon's head hung to the side, his eyes staring sightlessly into the distance.

    Father Swarat

  • He tumbled over the tail-and the dragon's head followed smoothly.

    A Spell For Chameleon

  • A shovel-headed dragon's head launched from the sand like an arrow, trailing its serpentine neck behind it.

    The Brothers' War

  • Dragon boats are thin, long boats with a dragon's head on the bow.

    What's Your Workout

  • Two of the peculiar features of Irish decoration -- the rows of red dots round a design and the dragon's head -- appear in the earliest, or nearly the earliest, Irish manuscript extant, namely, the Cathach Psalter, now in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • The dragon's head dipped, and its claws scrabbled, tearing apart some of its tormenters.



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