Dragon's skin


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fossil stems whose leaf scars somewhat resemble the scales of reptiles; - a name used by miners and quarrymen.

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The shiny red, green, and blue tiles on the roof represent the scaly dragon's skin, and the rounded tiles running atop the edge form its backbone.
But the dragon's skin proved to be too strong for the weapons used by the town people.
4) adopts a more subtle and delicately applied blue for the figure of the saint and variegated colours to represent the various hues of the dragon's skin, adapting a composition by Raphael.
On the contrary, as ten Brink notes, Skeat seems to forget that Beowulf himself provides a quite vivid description of the glofs appearance in lines 2085b-88, where he reveals that the glove was bound with clasps and made of dragon's skin.
Grendel's glove is actually more remarkable, both for its devil's craft and its dragon's skin texture as well as for its disgusting function as a sort of cannibal's game-bag.
The additional detail of the dragon's skin does, however, introduce an interesting possibility for the second explanation of the description offered above.