n. monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having lion head, goat body, and dragon tail
Now that's an interesting political animal or chimera or whatever.
Sentence in Classic:
The modern masters promise very little; they know that metals cannot be transmuted and that the elixir of life is a chimera but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Conscience is the chaos of chimeras, of lusts, and of temptations; the furnace of dreams; the lair of ideas of which we are ashamed; it is the pandemonium of sophisms; it is the battlefield of the passions.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context