Definitions

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  • n. A wingless bipedal dragon.
  • n. Any draconic creature.

Etymologies

Cognate with Old Norse linnormr ("constrictor snake"), Norwegian lindorm ("serpent"), German Lindwurm ("dragon"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ‘Who has slain the lindworm?’ he asked of his children; there were so many that he did not at first miss the two which the lindworm had eaten.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • But that very midnight the lindworm, who was hungry and could not wait for his supper, came out of the brook with a rushing noise, and made straight for the tree.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • Now, in the depths of the forest where the eagle had built his nest, there ran a stream whose waters were poisonous, and on the banks of this stream dwelt a horrible lindworm with seven heads.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • The lindworm had often watched the eagle flying about the top of the tree, carrying food to his young ones and, accordingly, he watched carefully for the moment when the eaglets began to try their wings and to fly away from the nest.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • But just as the tongues had almost reached them, the lindworm gave a fearful cry, and turned and fell backwards.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • For him, our country is well-nigh as barren; unicorn, lindworm, jack-o'-dance, all such game has become rare.

    The Unicorn Trade

  • The lindworm, with its flat head and duck's beak, darted after fish, and crept up to the surface of the earth through the slimy ways of mire and marsh.

    Weird Tales from Northern Seas

  • Of course, if the eagle himself was there to protect them even the lindworm, big and strong as he was, knew that he could do nothing; but when he was absent, any little eaglets who ventured too near the ground would be sure to disappear down the monster’s throat.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

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