dragon's teeth

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dragon's teeth

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1. (Fortifications) informal conical or wedge-shaped concrete antitank obstacles protruding from the ground in rows: used in World War II
2. sow dragon's teeth to take some action that is intended to prevent strife or trouble but that actually brings it about
[sense 2 from the story of Cadmus]
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The count seized it hastily, his eyes immediately fell upon the epigraph, and he read, "`Thou shalt tear out the dragons' teeth, and shall trample the lions under foot, saith the Lord.
By that stage a new generation of Tory thrusters will be sprouting like dragons' teeth.
Five new weapons will also be available for Dragons' Teeth including another unlockable item, the Ballistic shield.
A pack of 20 includes slithering serpents, mini-sparklers and dragons' teeth.
Dragons' teeth grow well in the fertile field of injustice and powerlessness.
Using twisted steel girders known as hedgehogs, metallic devices known as dragons' teeth, tall wooden spikes, and other barriers, Rommel hoped to impale Allied landing craft or blow them to bits.
Eventually, Jason did grasp the Golden Fleece, but not before plowing a field with fire-breathing bulls and sowing it with dragons' teeth.