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n.1.A game in which the players catch raisins out burning brandy, and swallow them blazing.
2.The thing thus caught and eaten.
Cakes and ale, and flapdragons and mummer's plays, and all the happy sports of Christians night.
- C. Kingsley.
v. t.1.To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour.
See how the sea flapdragoned it.
- Shak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(I.xi.10.1-5) We are then told that "The dragon came after them, flapping like a flapdragon and snapping like a snapdragon, knocking the tops of mountains off" (34).