basilisk (n.) Old form(s): Basiliskes
type of large cannon
1H4 II.iii.55[Lady Percy to Hotspur] thou hast talked / Of ... basilisks
H5 V.ii.17[Queen Isabel to King Henry] Your eyes which hitherto have borne in them ... / The fatal balls of murdering basilisks
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