wyvern (plural wyverns)
- (heraldry, mythology, fantasy) A draconian creature possessing wings, only two legs and usually a barbed tail.
- Sir Walter Scott
- 1940-54 The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry, "WE SIT UNHACKLED DRUNK AND MAD TO EDIT", UBC Press,1992, p.222:
- Notions of freedom are tied up in drink / Our ideal life contains a tavern / Where man may sit and talk of or just think / All without fear of the nighted wyvern, / Or yet another tavern where it appears.
mythical dragon-like creature