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1. Expelling fire from the mouth: a fire-breathing dragon.
2. Filled with angry and forceful rhetoric or speech: "a fire-breathing antitax crusader who ran for president" (Stephen Kinzer).
1. The act of a performer who takes an accelerant into the mouth and then ejects a large flame.
2. Angry and forceful rhetoric or speech.

fire′-breath′er n.
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intensely ardent or passionate; fiery.
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References in classic literature ?
She had once said that she would like him to stay; and stay he would, whatever fire-breathing dragons might hiss around her.
The captain of the raft, who was as full of history as he could stick, said that in the Middle Ages a most prodigious fire-breathing dragon used to live in that region, and made more trouble than a tax-collector.
"What nonsense you talk, Harry!" cried the lad, taking a light from a fire-breathing silver dragon that the waiter had placed on the table.
With him Bellerophon caught and slew the fire-breathing Chimera.
Returned home in triumph, Beowulf much later receives the due reward of his valor by being made king of his own tribe, and meets his death while killing a fire-breathing dragon which has become a scourge to his people.
Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot.
We'll see what my fire-breathing bulls will do for him.
A fabulous fire-breathing dragon brought squeals of delight from the children while the dazzling costumes, make-up and energetic cast made this a true spectacle.
Not to rain on Godzilla's parade which constantly happens in this insanely rainy movie but isn't crowning Japan's radioactive, fire-breathing dinosaur "King of the Monsters" a bit premature when the supreme heavyweight title monster match won't take place until March 13, 2020, when "Godzilla Vs.
Played by Emilia Clarke, Daenerys went on to burn thousands to death while riding on the back of her fire-breathing dragon She was then knifed to death by Jon Snow.
emails to palace sources calling her a "( fire-breathing dragon ," it seems like everything has been said about the Duchess.