draco

Late in the Empire, a new standard called the draco was adopted by the armies. It had been the standard used by Sarmatian forces and, when units of their cavalry were taken into the Roman army, it came with them. It consisted of a dragon head with a cloth body that whipped in the wind, thus making an eerie sound, when the wind blew through it. The …...

Draco

[n] - Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC) 2. [n] - a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus 3. [n] - flying dagons
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Draco

English name: The Dragon. Genitive name: Draconis. Visibility: Visible from the UK See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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Draco

(lived 7th century BC) Athenian politician, the first to codify the laws of the Athenian city-state. These were notorious for their severity; hence draconian, meaning particularly harsh. ...
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Draco

'Dragon'. windsock standard.
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Draco

Dra'co noun [ Latin See Dragon .] 1. (Astron.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic. 2. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds. 3. (Zoology) A genus of lizards. See Dragon , 6.
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Draco

genus Draco noun a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
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Draco

• (n.) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6. • (n.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic. • (n.) A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
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Draco

Athenian lawgiver whose harsh legal code punished both trivial and serious crimes in Athens with death—hence the continued use of the word draconian ... [1 related articles]
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Draco

genus of the lizard family Agamidae. Members of the genus are commonly referred to as flying lizards, because scaly membranes between the forelegs ... [2 related articles]
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Draco

[Chinese astronomy] The modern constellation Draco lies across one of the quadrants symbolized by the The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武, Běi Fāng Xuán Wǔ), and Three Enclosures (三垣, Sān Yuán), that divide the sky in traditional Chinese uranography. The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 天龍座 (t...
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Draco

Draco is an Italian name for boys. The meaning is `dragon` The name Draco is most commonly given to American boys. What do they use in other countries? Drake (English) The name sounds like: Drago, Darach Similar names are: Dracon, Dray, Dack, Dago, Drakon, Erico, Trace, Tracy
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Draco

[rocket engine family] Draco is a family of hypergolic liquid rocket engines designed and built by SpaceX for use in their launch vehicles and space capsules. Two engines have been built to date: Draco and SuperDraco. A Draco thruster is a small rocket engine for use on the Dragon spacecraft, as well as on the upper stages of the Falcon 9 a...
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Draco

[physician] Draco (or Dracon, Δράκον) was the name of several physicians in the family of Hippocrates. There may, however, be some confusion in the Suda, and it is possible that these three physicians are not all distinct persons. ==Sources== ...
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Draco

[Caminhos do Coração] Draconis, also known as Draco, is a fictional character from the soap-opera Os Mutantes - Caminhos do Coração. He is a villain with the power to generate and manipulate fire and one of the primary antagonists of the series. ==Personality== Draco is short-tempered compared to his powers and easily gets angered. He t...
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Draco

(abbr. Dra, gen. Draconis) The Dragon; a large constellation that coils around the north celestial pole, appearing to encircle Ursa Minor, and is one of the few star patterns to somewhat resemble the object after which it is named. The four stars forming the dragons head –...
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Draco

Draco [Lat.,=the dragon], northern constellation lying SE of Ursa Minor and N of Lyra and Hercules. It is traditionally depicted as a dragon. Draco contains the bright star Eltanin (Gamma Draconis). Thuban (Alpha Draconis) was the polestar 5,000 years ago, i.e., it was the star nearest the celestial...
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Draco

Draco (drā'kō) or Dracon (drā'kon) , fl. 621 B.C., Athenian politician and law codifier. Of his codification of Athenian customary law only the section dealing with involuntary homicide is preserved. From this and from later accounts in the writings of Aristotle and Plutarc...
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Draco

Draco was an Athenian law-maker about 620 BC. He made every violation of the law a capital offence. He gave his name to the term 'draconian' meaning very severe.
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Draco

(constellation) Large but faint constellation represented as a dragon coiled around the north celestial pole. Due to precession (Earth's axial wobble), the star Alpha Draconis (Thuban) was the pole star 4,700 years ago. This star seems to have faded, for it is no longer the brightest star ...
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Draco

(politician) Athenian politician, the first to codify the laws of the Athenian city-state. These were notorious for their severity; hence draconian, meaning particularly harsh
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Draco

[programming language] Draco was a shareware programming language for CP/M and the Amiga, created by Chris Gray in the early 1980s, and discontinued sometime around 1990. Draco, a blend of Pascal, C and ALGOL 68, was a strongly typed language most notable for its ability to produce small, optimized executables, and for the compiler`s abilit...
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Draco

[genus] Draco is a genus of agamid lizards that also are known as flying dragons. The ribs and their connecting membrane may be extended to create a wing, the hindlimbs are flattened and wing-like in cross-section, and a small set of flaps on the neck serve as a horizontal stabilizers. Draco are arboreal insectivores. While not capable of p...
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Draco

[constellation] Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky. Its name is Latin for dragon. Draco is circumpolar (that is, never setting) for many observers in the northern hemisphere. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. The north pole o...
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Draco

[lawgiver] Draco (oʊ; Δράκων, Drakōn) (circa 7th century BC) was the first legislator of Athens in Ancient Greece. He replaced the prevailing system of oral law and blood feud by a written code to be enforced only by a court. Draco`s written law became known for its harshness, with the adjective draconian referring to similarly unfo...
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