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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of wyvern.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of wyvern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a monster whose fore part is that of a dragon with its fore legs and wings, while the hinder part has the form of a serpent with a barbed tail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs

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Examples

  • And while the fallen king stared with burning eyes that reflected the bitter rage and humiliation that ate his heart, the squires stripped Valannus of mail shirt, burganet and leg-pieces, and clad him in Conan's armor of black plate-mail, with the vizored salade, and the dark plumes nodding over the wivern crest.

    The Hour of the Dragon

  • In the foreground in front of each monk was a plant of the deadly nightshade, and over his head a sprig of the same, while in the lower part was the figure of a wivern -- _i. e._ a viper or dragon with a serpent-like tail -- this being the device of Thomas Plantagenet, the second Earl of Lancaster, who was highly esteemed by the monks.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • He bore no arms save the long and heavy sword which hung at his saddle-bow; but Terlake carried in front of him the high wivern - crested bassinet, Ford the heavy ash spear with swallow-tail pennon, while Alleyne was entrusted with the emblazoned shield.

    The White Company

  • He bore no arms save the long and heavy sword which hung at his saddle-bow; but Terlake carried in front of him the high wivern-crested bassinet,

    The White Company

  • He bore no arms save the long and heavy sword which hung at his saddle-bow; but Terlake carried in front of him the high wivern-crested bassinet, Ford the heavy ash spear with swallow-tail pennon, while Alleyne was entrusted with the emblazoned shield.

    The White Company

  • The wivern, the crest of the Herberts, did not appear; nor, so far as I could learn, does the fabric itself afford any clue to him who was the principal author of its restoration.

    Notes and Queries, Number 71, March 8, 1851 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

  • _Sable, a fess wavy between two pole stars argent_, and for crest, _a ship on a globe under ruff_, with a cable held by a hand coming out of the clouds; the motto _Auxilio divino_, and beneath, _Sic parvis magna_; in the rigging of the ship _a wivern gules_, the arms of sir Bernard Drake, _hung up by the heels_.

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

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