from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as manticore.
  • n. Same as Mantichora, 2.

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  • n. a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion


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  • But when I asked him his talent, the manticora abruptly roared.

    Question Quest

  • Finally he encountered the manticora, which was a creature the size of a horse with the head of a man, body of a lion, wings of a dragon, and a huge scorpion's tail.

    Question Quest

  • So I went down to feed the manticora, who turned out not to be that hungry.

    Question Quest

  • The harpies, the merfolk, the manticora, the werewolves and vampire-bats-all had obvious human and animal lineage, and there were also many combinations of different animals, like the chimera and griffin.

    Centaur Aisle

  • "That doesn't look like a skeleton," the manticora said.

    The Source of Magic

  • There was surely another creature standing guard inside, in lieu of the manticora Bink had known: the one at the Anniversary party.

    The Source of Magic

  • Yet how sad the remaining females looked-the manticora, the sphinx, and the harpies.

    The Source of Magic

  • Bink marveled again at the humor of the Queen, to costume as a harpy such a formidable creature as a manticora, who possessed the head of a man with triple jaws, body of a lion, wings of a dragon, and tail of a monstrous scorpion.

    The Source of Magic

  • Yet the manticora was bearing up with grace, and playing the game of charades and costumes.

    The Source of Magic

  • "Should the Queen supervise the restoration?" the manticora asked.

    The Source of Magic


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