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giant

[Gr. gigas, giant]
An individual or structure much larger than normal.

giant

of very large stature or dimensions.

giant breeds
in dogs this includes the very largest breeds, generally in excess of 100 lb body weight, e.g. Great Dane, Irish wolfhound, Mastiff, St. Bernard, Deerhound, Great Pyrenees and Borzoi. See also dog.
giant buttercup
giant fennel
ferulacommunis.
giant forest hog
giant hogweed
giant kidney worm
giant liver fluke
see fasciolagigantica, fascioloidesmagna.
giant panic
see brachiariamutica.
giant pigweed
trianthemaportulacastrum.
giant prairie lily
giant schizonts
up to 300 μm diameter in sheep and goats, as part of the life cycle of Eimeria spp.
giant Schnauzer
giant sea perch
giant sensitive plant
mimosainvisa.
giant star grass
cynodonnlemfuensis.
giant taro
alocasiabrisbanensis.
giant tiger prawn
penaeusmonodon. See Table 23.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, yes,' he replied, 'I will soon subdue the giants, and do not require the help of the hundred horsemen to do it; he who can hit seven with one blow has no need to be afraid of two.
So the Herd-boy held on to the Giant, and in a few moments he found himself on the earth once more, but the Giant had vanished.
When at last we came to ourselves the giant sat examining us attentively with his fearful eye.
Only the little boy did not run, for his eyes were so full of tears that he did not see the Giant coming.
Dear me," sighed the Giant in a disapointed tone; "that reduces my dinner from four to two-- and the dog.
Meantime the giant continued to raise his iron mallet high in the air and to strike the path terrific blows that echoed through the mountains like the roar of a cannon.
Guided by the Dwarf they reached the castle of the Giant, and here a fearful fight took place in which Prince Arthur conquered Duessa's Dragon and killed the Giant.
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
The vessel glided between the headlands of the port, and the giant resumed his march.
Stuart, in their first interview, to shoot the giant chief with his pistol, and the fright caused among the warriors by presenting the rifles, had probably added the stimulus of pique to their usual horse- stealing propensities.
In the forefront of her protectors stood the giant Mugambi.
and ran, weak and reeling drunkenly, along the broad trail made by the giant creature and its prey.