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cockatrice

1. a legendary monster, part snake and part cock, that could kill with a glance
2. another name for basilisk

cockatrice

half-serpent, half-cock; kills with glance. [Heraldry: Brewer Dictionary, 243]
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No reason exists to disbelieve, then, that some members of Shakespeare's audience would have likened Richard III to the cockatrice myth, especially when the Duchess of York, Richard's mother, bemoans the fact that she gave birth to such a monster:
Tommy, with his hands in pockets and body braced against the wind, points across the sea to the spot where Cockatrice was anchored with Warspite after its risky D-Day operation.
The cockatrice was so called because it was said to be produced from a cock's egg hatched by a serpent.
Additional features include, a new extensive single player campaign, new skills, including Tumble and Appraise; new feats, such as Divine Might, Great Cleave and Bullheaded; new weapons, such as Holy Water Flasks and Choking Powder; five new prestige classes, including the Blackguard, Shadowdancer, and Assassin; new monsters from the D&D(TM) universe, including the Pit Fiend, Cockatrice, Sphinx and Manticore; and more than 50 additional spells.
Additional features include: a new extensive single player campaign, new skills, including Tumble and Appraise; new feats, such as Divine Might, Great Cleave and Bullheaded; new weapons, such as Holy Water Flasks and Choking Powder; five new prestige classes, including the Blackguard, Shadowdancer, and Assassin; new monsters from the "D&D"(TM) universe, including the Pit Fiend, Cockatrice, Sphinx and Manticore; and more than 50 additional spells.
Among the mares owned in partnership is Conspiracy, the dam of the consistent stakes performer Jedburgh, and Cockatrice, a half-sister to this season's Listed Magnolia Stakes winner Dubai's Touch.
Additions include: new skills, including Tumble and Appraise; new feats, such as Divine Might, Great Cleave and Bullheaded; new weapons, such as Holy Water Flasks and Choking Powder; five new prestige classes, including the Blackguard, Shadowdancer, and Assassin; new monsters from the D&D universe, including the Pit Fiend, Cockatrice, Sphinx and Manticore; and over fifty new spells.
Recent acquisition Artful is from the prolific Wertheimer family of Prospect Park, while Cockatrice, owned by Lady Sieff and Roger Holmes, is a half-sister to the promising Dubai's Touch.
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When a character in one of my stories is bubbling (a Jamaican dance style) to a reggae song one minute and babbling about cockatrices the next, what is the reader to make of her?