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 for Flying dragon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flying \Fly"ing\, a. [From Fly, v. i.]
     Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or
     rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
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     Flying army (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
        motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
        in continual alarm. --Farrow. 
     Flying artillery (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
        evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
        spring upon the guns and caissons when they change
     Flying bridge, Flying camp. See under Bridge, and
     Flying buttress (Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the
        thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by
        ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of
        masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid
        pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
        word is generally applied only to the straight bar with
        supporting arch.
     Flying colors, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:
     To come off with flying colors, to be victorious; to
        succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.
     Flying doe (Zool.), a young female kangaroo.
     Flying dragon.
     (a) (Zool.) See Dragon, 6.
     (b) A meteor. See under Dragon.
     Flying Dutchman.
     (a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
         the seas till the day of judgment.
     (b) A spectral ship.
     Flying fish. (Zool.) See Flying fish, in the Vocabulary.
     Flying fox (Zool.), see Flying fox in the vocabulary.
     Flying frog (Zool.), either of two East Indian tree frogs
        Rhacophorus+({Rhacophorus+nigrapalmatus">of the genus Rhacophorus ({Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus
        and Rhacophorus pardalis), having very large and broadly
        webbed feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to
        make very long leaps.
     Flying gurnard (Zool.), a species of gurnard of the genus
        Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus, with very large
        pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
        fish, but not for so great a distance.
     Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is
           Cephalacanthus volitans.
     Flying jib (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
        jib, on the flying-jib boom.
     Flying-jib boom (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.
     Flying kites (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine
     Flying lemur. (Zool.) See Colugo.
     Flying level (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
        the course of a projected road, canal, etc.
     Flying lizard. (Zool.) See Dragon, n. 6.
     Flying machine, any apparatus for navigating through the
        air, especially a heavier-than-air machine. -- Flying
     mouse (Zool.), the opossum mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), a
        marsupial of Australia. Called also feathertail glider.
     Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
           squirrels, and a featherlike tail. -- Flying party
        (Mil.), a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an
        enemy. -- Flying phalanger (Zool.), one of several
        species of small marsuupials of the genera Petaurus and
        Belideus, of Australia and New Guinea, having lateral
        folds like those of the flying squirrels. The sugar
        squirrel ({Belideus sciureus), and the ariel ({Belideus
        ariel), are the best known; -- called also squirrel
        petaurus and flying squirrel. See Sugar squirrel. --
     Flying pinion, the fly of a clock. -- Flying sap (Mil.),
        the rapid construction of trenches (when the enemy's fire
        of case shot precludes the method of simple trenching), by
        means of gabions placed in juxtaposition and filled with
        earth. -- Flying shot, a shot fired at a moving object,
        as a bird on the wing. -- Flying spider. (Zool.) See
        Ballooning spider. -- Flying squid (Zool.), an oceanic
        squid ({Ommastrephes Bartramii syn. Sthenoteuthis
        Bartramii), abundant in the Gulf Stream, which is able to
        leap out of the water with such force that it often falls
        on the deck of a vessel. -- Flying squirrel (Zool.) See
        Flying squirrel, in the Vocabulary. -- Flying start, a
        start in a sailing race in which the signal is given while
        the vessels are under way. -- Flying torch (Mil.), a
        torch attached to a long staff and used for signaling at
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dragon \drag"on\ (dr[a^]g"[u^]n), n. [F. dragon, L. draco, fr.
     Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to
     Skr. dar[,c] to see), and so called from its terrible eyes.
     Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]
     1. (Myth.) A fabulous animal, generally represented as a
        monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head
        and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and
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              The dragons which appear in early paintings and
              sculptures are invariably representations of a
              winged crocodile.                     --Fairholt.
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     Note: In Scripture the term dragon refers to any great
           monster, whether of the land or sea, usually to some
           kind of serpent or reptile, sometimes to land serpents
           of a powerful and deadly kind. It is also applied
           metaphorically to Satan.
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                 Thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the
                 waters.                            -- Ps. lxxiv.
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                 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the
                 young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample
                 under feet.                        -- Ps. xci.
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                 He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent,
                 which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a
                 thousand years.                    --Rev. xx. 2.
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     2. A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman. --Johnson.
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     3. (Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere
        figured as a dragon; Draco.
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     4. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move
        through the air as a winged serpent.
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     5. (Mil. Antiq.) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached
        to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of
        a dragon's head at the muzzle. --Fairholt.
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     6. (Zool.) A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of
        several species, found in the East Indies and Southern
        Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are
        prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of
        wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps
        from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.
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     7. (Zool.) A variety of carrier pigeon.
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     8. (Her.) A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a
        charge in a coat of arms.
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     Note: Dragon is often used adjectively, or in combination, in
           the sense of relating to, resembling, or characteristic
           of, a dragon.
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     Dragon arum (Bot.), the name of several species of
        Aris[ae]ma, a genus of plants having a spathe and
        spadix. See Dragon root(below).
     Dragon fish (Zool.), the dragonet.
     Dragon fly (Zool.), any insect of the family
        Libellulid[ae]. They have finely formed, large and
        strongly reticulated wings, a large head with enormous
        eyes, and a long body; -- called also mosquito hawks.
        Their larv[ae] are aquatic and insectivorous.
     Dragon root (Bot.), an American aroid plant ({Aris[ae]ma
        Dracontium); green dragon.
     Dragon's blood, a resinous substance obtained from the
        fruit of several species of Calamus, esp. from Calamus
        Rotang and Calamus Draco, growing in the East Indies. A
        substance known as dragon's blood is obtained by exudation
        from Drac[ae]na Draco; also from Pterocarpus Draco, a
        tree of the West Indies and South America. The color is
        red, or a dark brownish red, and it is used chiefly for
        coloring varnishes, marbles, etc. Called also Cinnabar
     Dragon's head.
        (a) (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus
            Dracocephalum. They are perennial herbs closely
            allied to the common catnip.
        (b) (Astron.) The ascending node of a planet, indicated,
            chiefly in almanacs, by the symbol ?. The deviation
            from the ecliptic made by a planet in passing from one
            node to the other seems, according to the fancy of
            some, to make a figure like that of a dragon, whose
            belly is where there is the greatest latitude; the
            intersections representing the head and tail; -- from
            which resemblance the denomination arises. --Encyc.
     Dragon shell (Zool.), a species of limpet.
     Dragon's skin, fossil stems whose leaf scars somewhat
        resemble the scales of reptiles; -- a name used by miners
        and quarrymen. --Stormonth.
     Dragon's tail (Astron.), the descending node of a planet,
        indicated by the symbol ?. See Dragon's head (above).
     Dragon's wort (Bot.), a plant of the genus Artemisia
        ({Artemisia dracunculus).
     Dragon tree (Bot.), a West African liliaceous tree
        ({Drac[ae]na Draco), yielding one of the resins called
        dragon's blood. See Drac[ae]na.
     Dragon water, a medicinal remedy very popular in the
        earlier half of the 17th century. "Dragon water may do
        good upon him." --Randolph (1640).
     Flying dragon, a large meteoric fireball; a bolide.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flying dragon
      n 1: any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of
           gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the
           body [syn: dragon, flying dragon, flying lizard]

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