from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the nodes of the moon's orbit (called the dragon's head and tail). Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Astron.), obsolete Belonging to that space of time in which the moon performs one revolution, from ascending node to ascending node. See Dragon's head, under
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But the stiffening of the fold by the thorn which holds it out is very like the action of a ship's spars on its sails; and absolutely in many cases like that of the spines in a fish's fin, passing into the various conditions of serpentine and dracontic crest, connected with all the terrors and adversities of nature; not to be dealt with in a chapter on weeds.
Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers John Ruskin 1859
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