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- Having the characteristics of a dragon.
- c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene 14, 
- Sometimes we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, / A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, / A forked mountain, or blue promontory / With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, / And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; / They are black vesper's pageants.
- c. 1881, Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves" in Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, edited by Robert Bridges, London: Humphrey Milford, no date, p. 52, 
- Only the beak-leaved boughs dragonish ˈ damask the tool-smooth bleak light; black.
- c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene 14,