In the centre of the road stood an enormous tulip-tree, which towered like a giant
above all the other trees of the neighborhood, and formed a kind of landmark.
Anon withal came there upon him two great giants
, well armed, all save the heads, with two horrible clubs in their hands.
Also, I see that their long shadows are on the hollow ridge on the opposite side of the road, and are on the hill above it, and are like the shadows of giants
As the elms bent to one another, like giants
who were whispering secrets, and after a few seconds of such repose, fell into a violent flurry, tossing their wild arms about, as if their late confidences were really too wicked for their peace of mind, some weatherbeaten ragged old rooks'-nests, burdening their higher branches, swung like wrecks upon a stormy sea.
Old Orlick felt that the situation admitted of nothing less than coming on, and was on his defence straightway; so, without so much as pulling off their singed and burnt aprons, they went at one another, like two giants
He said "it was very reasonable to think, not only that the species of men were originally much larger, but also that there must have been giants
in former ages; which, as it is asserted by history and tradition, so it has been confirmed by huge bones and skulls, casually dug up in several parts of the kingdom, far exceeding the common dwindled race of men in our days.
Where was the great crocus-coloured robe, on which the gods fought against the giants
, that had been worked by brown girls for the pleasure of Athena?
morning light showed us our enemy approaching us, supported on either hand by two giants
nearly as large and fearful as himself, while a crowd of others followed close upon their heels.
But the mountain belonged to fierce and huge giants
, who lived on it and traded there, and he had not sat long before he saw three of them striding towards him.
He used to say the Cid Ruy Diaz was a very good knight, but that he was not to be compared with the Knight of the Burning Sword who with one back-stroke cut in half two fierce and monstrous giants
That task being accomplished, you are to put on his sandals, in order to follow in your father's footsteps, and to gird on his sword, so that you may fight giants
and dragons, as King Aegeus did in his youth.
But that which passeth all the rest is: They do recount that the Earth, mother of the giants
that made war against Jupiter, and were by him destroyed, thereupon in an anger brought forth Fame.