Flying dragon
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. [1913 Webster]

{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 position.

{Flying bridge}, {Flying camp}. See under {Bridge}, and {Camp}.

{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} (Zo["o]l.), a young female kangaroo.

{Flying dragon}. (a) (Zo["o]l.) 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}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying fish}, in the Vocabulary.

{Flying fox} (Zo["o]l.), see {Flying fox} in the vocabulary.

{Flying frog} (Zo["o]l.), either of two East Indian tree frogs 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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 weather.

{Flying lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Colugo}.

{Flying level} (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over the course of a projected road, canal, etc.

{Flying lizard}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, n. 6.

{Flying machine}, any apparatus for navigating through the air, especially a heavier-than-air machine. -- {Flying mouse} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Ballooning spider}. -- {Flying squid} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.) 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 night. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Flying dragon — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flying Dragon — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Flying Dragon es un videojuego de lucha con elementos RPG para la Nintendo 64 lanzado en 1998, el cual fue diseñado por Culture Brain y publicado por Natsume. El juego recibió bajas puntuaciones en revistas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Flying Dragon — Éditeur Natsume Développeur Culture Brain Date de sortie 31 juillet 1998 Genre Combat Mode de jeu Un à deux joueur(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flying Dragon — Infobox VG title = Flying Dragon developer = Culture Brain publisher = Natsume Co., Ltd designer = engine = released = July 31, 1998 genre = Fighting, RPG modes = Single player, multiplayer ratings = platforms = Nintendo 64 media = requirements …   Wikipedia

  • flying dragon — noun any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body • Syn: ↑dragon, ↑flying lizard • Hypernyms: ↑agamid, ↑agamid lizard • Member Holonyms: ↑Draco, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying dragon — any of several arboreal lizards of the genus Draco, having an extensible membrane between the limbs along each side by means of which it makes long, gliding leaps. Also called flying lizard. * * * …   Universalium

  • flying dragon — fly′ing drag′on n. ram any arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, having an extensible membrane between elongated ribs for long, gliding leaps Also called flying lizard • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying dragon — /flaɪɪŋ ˈdrægən/ (say fluying draguhn) noun → flying lizard …   Australian English dictionary

  • Flying Dragon Airlines — is an airline based in the Nepalgunj Airport in Nepalgunj, Nepal. History The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has granted Flying Dragon Airlines an air operators certificate and the airline is required to be based in Nepalgunj. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Flying Dragon (disambiguation) — Flying Dragon may refer to* A video game, Flying Dragon. * A cultivar of Trifoliate orange * Draco , gliding lizards of Indonesia * The Xianglong, a gliding lizard of the Cretaceous period * Flying Dragon (Calder), an Alexander Calder sculpture… …   Wikipedia

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