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  • noun: A small combustible body, set on fire, put afloat in a glass of liquor. Raisins in hot brandy were the commonest flap dragons.

    "Thou art easier swallowed than a flap dragon" : Love's labour lost.

    verb: To swallow whole, like a flap dragon.

    November 1, 2007

  • What a lovely word! And quite the mental image...

    November 1, 2007

  • Hey! New floating definitions! Must be the WordNet thing John's been threatening to implement. :-)

    November 2, 2007

  • "A clap, or pox."

    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 6, 2008