His most recent book of fiction was gryphon, a collection of stories published in 2011.
Alice panted as she ran; but the gryphon only answered 'Come on!'
"—change lobsters, and retire in same order," continued the gryphon.
"Tell her about the reason and all that," he said to the gryphon.
"Stand up and repeat ''Tis the voice of the sluggard,'" said the gryphon.
The student of modern heraldry would not regard this as a dragon at all, but merely a gryphon or griffin.
Are you going to have the gryphon take you to the Mock Turtle again?
He was called "black," and his brother gryphon "white" from the color of their armor.
"Change lobsters, and retire in same order—" interrupted the gryphon.
"Let's try the first figure," said the Mock Turtle to the gryphon.
c.1200 (as a surname), from Old French grifon "a bird of prey," also "fabulous bird of Greek mythology" (with head and wings of an eagle, body and hind quarters of a lion, believed to inhabit Scythia and guard its gold), from Late Latin gryphus, misspelling of grypus, variant of gryps (genitive grypos), from Greek gryps (genitive grypos) "curved, hook-nosed," in reference to its beak.
Klein suggests a Semitic source, "through the medium of the Hittites," and cites Hebrew kerubh "a winged angel," Akkad. karibu, epithet of the bull-colossus (see cherub). The same or an identical word was used, with uncertain connections, in mid-19c. Louisiana to mean "mulatto" (especially one one-quarter or two-fifths white) and in India from late 18c. to mean "newly arrived European."