basilisk


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  • noun

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(classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance

ancient brass cannon

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small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs

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Outside Port Moresby the large Sinavi and Nataera Reefs must be penetrated, by three possible routes: the Liljeblad Passage, the Basilisk Passage, and the Padana Nafua.
Guests will tour the original sets and see the Great Hall, Dumbledore's office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid's hut, plus animatronics including Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Aragog the giant spider, Fawkes the phoenix and the enormous Basilisk head.
The trademark basilisk squint, constant bad temper, and hoarse moments of verbal defiance are all Harry.
Towards the end of "The Decay of Lying" (1891), Vivian throws into the mixing pot the wandering off of "Dragons," the soaring of "the phoenix," "the basilisk," "the jewel in the toad's head," "the Hippogriff," and the floating of "the Blue Bird" (Wilde, Criticism, 101).
Countless hermit crabs crawled over the rocky beach, tiny to fist-sized; a long-legged orb spider spun its spiraled web; a striped basilisk, known as a "Jesus Lizard," scuttled by.
Basilisk, localizada no municipio de Itapetinga, Estado da Bahia, a 15[grados]09'07" de latitude Sul, 40[grados]15'32" de longitude Oeste, com precipitacao media anual de 800 mm, temperatura media anual de 27[grados]C e altitude media de 268 m com topografia ondulada, no periodo de novembro de 2006 a novembro de 2007.
We find Nathaniel and his aunt trying to capture an escaped basilisk before it endangers too many people.
One of the most amazing, and telegenic, ones is that of the Basilisk lizard, which is generally found near rivulets in central and South America.
Their names--the water-walking basilisk dubbed the Jesus lizard, the tiger heron, the bullet ant--conveyed the appeal and puzzlement and strange- ness of the place.
According to a report by BBC News, a high-definition film, shot at 2,000 frames per second, shows a brown basilisk lizard running across the surface of a pond in Belize.
InCentral America, the basilisk lizard has earned its irreverent nickname because it can walk on water - or rather run across it.
In your criticism, you use a lot of slang--goofy, dude, oomph, shuddery, ingratiation-free, artistic outlawry--in combination with fancy vocabulary words, such as basilisk or raddled or epicene.