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fire-breathing

(used as a modifier before a noun) Particularly ardent, vehement, or excoriating in speech or behavior. Likened to a dragon or other creature able to shoot streams of fire from its mouth. Their fire-breathing boss had all the employees constantly on edge. The fire-breathing politician was quite polarizing, but her fans were intensely loyal and supportive.
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Visitors will have the chance to meet Blue Peter presenter Steve Mould, make their own flying machine and come face to face with Titan - the 8ft tall robot who'll be entertaining the crowds at Discovery, while El Grando, an 8m-long fire-breathing mechanical dragon, will greet visitors at Centre for Life.
TITAN Cameron Frazer-Denholm, Joshua Elliott, Bethan Frazer-Denholm and Isabel Elliott HOTTING UP El Grando, an 8m-long fire-breathing mechanical dragon, wowed visitors to the Centre for Life RIDING ROUND Children took to the new bike track at Gallagher Park, Bedlington, on Saturday LIGHTING UP Lilia Smath, four, listens to her heartbeat with her dad Kevin at an event at Newcastle's Centre For Life WELLY IT Keeley Llewellyn, six, from Chester-le-Street, at Gibside
It's a spectacular finale planned for Spirit - the outdoor festival returning to Dewsbury with fire-breathing dragons.
Robosaurus, the fire-breathing, car-crushing robot known for thrilling crowds across the globe, will be sold at No Reserve during the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event on Jan.
It is the fairy tale material of our age, complete with its high-tech versions of magical powers and fire-breathing dragons.
It doesn't take a fire-breathing "freshman Republican" to drive home the point that government programs need major rethinking.
Some fire-breathing Americans wanted to punish Britain by attacking its colonies to the north (Canada).
BOSTON-In a case centered on a Norelco television ad campaign featuring fire-breathing razor blades, a federal court judge has ruled against the Gillette Co.
Fire-Breathing Dragon Carson VanDorn, 5 Carlyle, Illinois
With his long, curly, blond-streaked hair flying and his fire-breathing duende, Ortega has been taking flamenco by the horns and deftly hurling it into the twenty-first century.
A favorite project using this method is a fire-breathing dragon.
The Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Norse tribes of north-west Germany and Britain, during the first thousand years of the Christian era, created a mythological world made up of 'elves, dwarves, giants and fire-breathing dragons' along with wizards and warriors and in this world's centre was Middle Earth itself inhabited by magical peoples.
The comely young princess Djana, along with handsome Herik, an apprentice magician, Wip, a fire-breathing miniature dragon, and Tara, the free-spirited barbarian babe, fight the evil sorcerer, a floating demon known as Kwodahn.
To return these creatures to their homeland, Shrek must rescue a princess from a fire-breathing dragon -- and live to tell the tale.
Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory used his 24 May real estate column to rant and rail against "the podium-pounding, fire-breathing rhetoric from a group of minority activists.