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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.
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Baudelaire's poem, The Giantess, conflates the Romantics adoration of Nature with this Woman, thereby anticipating the Surrealists' adoration of Her as the savior of mankind.
From the first night the giantess and the dwarf are together, McCullers clearly emphasizes their harmonious interaction.
Pauline grows to giantess size in a few days, and adds breathless haste to her other problems by being driven about town in a van, screeching around corners and skidding, the pace necessary to keep rumor from catching up with her and Cornell and to let them find or steal enough food to keep her from starving.
Begin waving your arms in any elaborate manner and make motions with your hands as though you were Mandrake feeling up a sexy giantess.
Of all these female monstrosities, including "L'Anitona gulliveriana" of the Tentazioni di Dottor Antonio, the giantess and the gynecological whale of Casanova, the cigarette store clerk of Amarcord, Oenotea of Satyricon, the critic finds in La Saraghina "la piu esplicita e inquietante epifania dell'ostinata fantasma.
To Janey, the giantess Red Cross worker, it means the war will be over soon and her access to a supply of unusually willing men will end.
6) My reading of spectacular corporeal and textual performances focuses on the winged giantess aerialiste heroine, revealing how the grotesque Fevvers' parading deconstructive performances of ideologically prescribed femininity, of the normatively beautiful feminine body and its limiting representations coincide with the Carterian narrative's spectacular revisions of literary genres and writing styles, which are identified by discursive technologies of power with femininity, and are thus conventionally canonized as less valuable, that is, sentimentally kitsch or incomprehensibly hysterical modes of writing by silly lady novelists or raving mad women for a "lesser," laic female audience.
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Instead of imagining all women, I confined myself to just you--but you grew to be a giantess, you were all women, you were more than all women.
Its characters share qualities with the first and second chapters of the sketch, respectively: in this final story, the two women become Two Princesses, a Giantess (Violet Dickinson) and the Mistress of the Magic Garden (Nelly Cecil).
Noted dancer, teacher and choreographer Erika Thimey (pronounced tea-my) was born in Germany and studied there, principally with that country's giantess of modern dance, Mary Wigman.
11) Those kinds of characters are not the protagonists we have seen in the past several decades: think, for example, of the traumatized poets and homosexuals of Pat Barker's World War I Regeneration trilogy (1991); the Giant and his companions in Hilary Mantels The Giant O'Brien (1998); the female Shaker protagonist of John Fowles's A Maggot (1985); the bizarre casts of characters--a giantess, a web-footed woman, transvestites, winged creatures, werewolves, and vampires--who people the historical narratives of Jeanette Winterson and Angela Carter.