basilisk

Part of speech: noun

A fabled deadly serpent.

Part of speech: noun

A crested lizard.

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Usage examples "basilisk":

  1. But here it seemed as if eyes, strange, were glancing up to me- flower eyes, basilisk eyes, peacock's eyes, maiden's eyes; in many places it looked yet brighter. - "Great Violinists And Pianists", George T. Ferris.
  2. There were such unusual items as Essence of Dried Toad, Basilisk Oil, Chimera's Breath- Distilled. - "The Eye of Wilbur Mook", H. B. Hickey.
  3. And they be of that kind, that if they behold any man with wrath, they slay him anon with the beholding, as doth the basilisk. - "The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville", Mandeville, John, Sir.