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sionnach commented on the word flap dragon
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
trivet commented on the word flap dragon
What a lovely word! And quite the mental image...
reesetee commented on the word flap dragon
Hey! New floating definitions! Must be the WordNet thing John's been threatening to implement. :-)
November 2, 2007
bilby commented on the word flap dragon
"A clap, or pox."
- Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.
September 6, 2008
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