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Brobdingnag

country of people twelve times the size of men. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
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As Gulliver's command of the Brobdingnagian language increases, so too does the degree to which he becomes a part of their culture.
From the dirty dozen to larger, Brobdingnagian adjectives, there seems to be no end in sight to the terms used to describe their lists.
Rather disconcertingly a group of menacing white sheep - which close-up were of truly brobdingnagian proportions (they'd probably been chomping steroids all morning) - started trotting towards me.
No checks or balances, not even a cursory enquiry it would appear before panic and chaos ensued occasioning a growing cock-up of brobdingnagian proportion.
6) However, unfortunately, due to the indiscriminate thumping of the Brobdingnagian mega-machine of our hightech planet significance of forestry has reduced considerably bringing down all the collateral ills of such ignorance, arrogance combined with recklessness of human race.
This afternoon and tomorrow afternoon are many, many breakout sessions spread all around the Brobdingnagian Washington Convention Center.
They will rise up, and their rising will not necessarily be prompted by nobility or patriotism, or even by jingoism, but at the very least by a kind of childish petulance, grown to Brobdingnagian proportions, like spoiled brats denied their ice cream.
Most landscapes contain staffage--tiny, nondescript figures designed to fix its scale--but the busts are Brobdingnagian in relation to the picture they block from view.
Bled of expertise as its primary mission was shifted toward terrorism, still in the midst of reorganization within the Brobdingnagian Department of Homeland Security, and under the command of people who had little relevant experience, (12) FEMA was caught completely flat-footed when Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.
CORRECTION: You need a microscope to pick out any cuts in the Obama budget, while the increases, far more numerous, are Brobdingnagian.
And then the accident shook him in its Brobdingnagian fist and flung him back into the world.
Meanwhile, Basel's Schaulager, by Herzog & de Meuron, wraps a vast collection in a slightly sinister, Brobdingnagian house on an unpromising out-of-town site; stepping inside reveals a huge, disorientating space (Figs.