Flapdragon
Flapdragon Flap"drag`on, n. 1. A game in which the players catch raisins out burning brandy, and swallow them blazing. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. The thing thus caught and eaten. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

Cakes and ale, and flapdragons and mummer's plays, and all the happy sports of Christians night. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]


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  • Flapdragon — Flap drag on, v. t. To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] See how the sea flapdragoned it. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flapdragon — /flap drag euhn/, n. 1. an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them. 2. the object so caught and eaten. [1580 90; FLAP + DRAGON] * * * …   Universalium

  • flapdragon — /ˈflæpdrægən/ (say flapdraguhn) noun 1. a former pastime in which the players snatched raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and ate them. 2. the object so caught and eaten …   Australian English dictionary

  • flapdragon — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : snapdragon 3 2. obsolete : german, dutchman usually used disparagingly * * * /flap drag euhn/, n. 1. an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them …   Useful english dictionary

  • Auriol (novel) — Infobox Book | name = Auriol: or, The Elixir of Life title orig = translator = image caption = author = William Harrison Ainsworth illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Historical novel… …   Wikipedia

  • Snap-dragon (game) — Snap dragon (also known as Flap dragon, Snapdragon, or Flapdragon) was a parlour game popular from about the 16th to 19th centuries. It was played during the winter, particularly on Christmas Eve. Brandy was heated and placed in a wide shallow… …   Wikipedia

  • A majus — Snapdragon Snap drag on, n. 1. (Bot.) (a) Any plant of the scrrophulariaceous genus {Antirrhinum}, especially the cultivated {A. majus}, whose showy flowers are fancifully likened to the face of a dragon. (b) A West Indian herb ({Ruellia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruellia tuberosa — Snapdragon Snap drag on, n. 1. (Bot.) (a) Any plant of the scrrophulariaceous genus {Antirrhinum}, especially the cultivated {A. majus}, whose showy flowers are fancifully likened to the face of a dragon. (b) A West Indian herb ({Ruellia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snapdragon — Snap drag on, n. 1. (Bot.) (a) Any plant of the scrrophulariaceous genus {Antirrhinum}, especially the cultivated {A. majus}, whose showy flowers are fancifully likened to the face of a dragon. (b) A West Indian herb ({Ruellia tuberosa}) with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snapdragon — /snap drag euhn/, n. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Antirrhinum, of the figwort family, esp. A. majus, cultivated for its spikes of showy flowers, each having a corolla supposed to resemble the mouth of a dragon. 2. flapdragon. [1565 75;… …   Universalium

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