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horn·tail

 (hôrn′tāl′)
n.
Any of various sawflies of the family Siricidae, having a spine at the end of the abdomen and, in the female, a long stout ovipositor.

horntail

(ˈhɔːnˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any of various large wasplike insects of the hymenopterous family Siricidae, the females of which have a strong stout ovipositor and lay their eggs in the wood of felled trees. Also called: wood wasp

horn•tail

(ˈhɔrnˌteɪl)

n.
any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor.
[1880–85]
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uk STEALL FALLS A magnificent waterfall, Steall Falls, features in The Goblet of Fire, when Harry faces down a Hungarian Horntail dragon in the Triwizard Tournament.
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Revealing scenes from all of the films in this top-grossing theatrical franchise, a steady gaze is required to bring Buckbeak, Hedwig, and the Hungarian Horntail Dragon into view.
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Consequently, the Hungarian Horntail dragon functions as a means of underscoring Harry's heroic nature and extraordinary flying skill: "And with a huge spurt of speed, he was off, he was soaring out over the stands, the heavy egg safely under his uninjured arm" (GF 311).
She also says she will ruthlessly protect her writing days like a "Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg".
If he's honest, however, the toughest physical challenge of all was Harry's dragon task - an epic battle with the fire-breathing Horntail, which required Radcliffe to be hurled around and dangled precariously off rooftops as his alter ego is pursued by the relentless reptile.
Emma Watson's studious Hermione comes into her own at the fabulous Christmas ball, which provides a breather after the first task, in which Harry does battle with a fearsome Hungarian Horntail dragon in a gripping sequence that will have smallfry ducking for cover.
A case in point is the 'beast' named Hungarian Horntail in Rowling's fourth book, and renamed as Magyar Mennydorgos [Hungarian Thunderbolt/Thundery Hungarian] by Toth.