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firedrake

[fahyuh r-dreyk] /ˈfaɪərˌdreɪk/
noun
1.
a mythical fiery dragon.
Origin of firedrake
900
before 900; Middle English fyrdrake, Old English fȳrdraca. See fire, drake2
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  • Then the firedrake stood groaning like a black bull, knee-deep in snow; and still the Remora climbed and climbed.

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  • Now, the firedrake is a beast, or bird, about the bigness of an elephant.

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  • Will you go back to your hole and swear, on your honour as a firedrake, to listen quietly?

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  • Then off he flew, and soon he reached the volcano of the firedrake.

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  • Therefore to send me after the firedrake were both dangerous and unnecessary.

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  • He declined to say exactly where or how he killed the firedrake.

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  • But, fast as the Remora stole forward, the firedrake came quicker yet, flying and clashing his fiery wings.

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  • The prince just took time to shout, "The firedrake is going to pay you a visit!"

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  • Oh, if you wish it, you shall have the horns and tail of a firedrake to hang up in your hall, to-morrow evening!

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  • However, the firedrake's dead and done for; so never mind him.

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British Dictionary definitions for firedrake

firedrake

/ˈfaɪəˌdreɪk/
noun
1.
(myth) a fire-breathing dragon
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