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  • n. A female dragon (especially when used figuratively.)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female dragon.


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  • 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 Latest Acquisition

  • The dragoness winced; she would have a tedious cleanup chore to do.

    Falcon Street

  • He just leaned over and looked at the dragoness-and the smoke issuing from her mouth sank like chill fog to the floor.

    Falcon Street

  • 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.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Straightway large-eyed queenly Hera took him and bringing one evil thing to another such, gave him to the dragoness; and she received him.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • 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.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • 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 Pink Fairy Book

  • The dragoness had been darkening his almost white eyebrows.

    Second Wind

  • But the dragoness had been paying close attention to the zaps.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • The dragoness grabbed the beefsteaks as the Gorgon plucked them and tossed them to her.

    Dragon on a Pedestal


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