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Tallness

See also Giantism.
Alice
drinking a magic potion, she grows so tall that she fills an entire room. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
Chrysler Building
in New York City; one of the tallest buildings in the world. [Architecture: Misc.]
Colossus of Rhodes
statue of Apollo; wonder of ancient world. [Gk. Hist.: Osborne, 256]
Eiffel Tower
built in 1889 in Paris. [Architecture: NCE, 843]
elevator shoe
shoe with insole designed to increase wearer’s height. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Empire State Building
New York’s famous skyscraper. [Architecture: NCE, 865]
giraffe
tallest of animals. [Zoology: NCE, 1088]
redwoods
giant trees (sequoias) of Pacific Coast. [Botany: NCE, 2477]
Sears Tower
in Chicago; one of America’s tallest buildings. [Architecture: Misc.]
Woolworth Building
in New York City; erected by Frank Woolworth in 1913; tallest building until Empire State Building (1930-1931). [Architecture: NCE, 3004]
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The uncertainty of height makes it open to all kinds of explanations (many boys think that masturbation can make them grow taller), and offers hope to everyone that tallness is within reach-hence the appeal of growth supplements.
Recall the example at Phaedo 102b of Simmias who possesses both tallness and smallness at the same time being taller than Socrates and smaller than Phaedo.
Tallness could often compensate for less skill as they could reach beyond the other children, meaning they were more likely to get passes and chances at shooting--coaches would actively position them under the basket to await passes.
There is potential for all students to portray a part of the John Hancock building at the skyscrapers cart; all kids at the prairie cart can compare their own heights to the tallness of Illinois prairie flowers; every fourth grader surrounding the fire cart can help "burn" the city down--and boy, do they want to.
At Europatreffen, Cohen discovers a cultural context for tallness.
Moreover, its fourbay width at ground level, with 2-4-2 fenestration above, together with the continuity of its vertical engaged piers rising unbroken from third floor to ornamental crown, contributed to an expressive tallness and enhanced the tower's dynamic sense of movement skyward.
This ideal includes a masculine (V-shaped) physique, tallness, and muscularity (mesomorphic body builds).
The Tallness of the Spars" (10 June 1905) and "The Weight of the Burden" (17 June 1905) first appeared in Harper's Weekly Magazine before being collected in The Mirror of the Sea (1906, where "The Tallness of the Spars" became "Cobwebs and Gossamer").
It presents high tallness, equivalent to the mother plant, and could be cultivated in populations varying from 1,111 to 1,667 plants/ha.
Instead of erasing her tallness or the midget's shortness, she "inhabit[s] the space between truth and fiction .
With rapid advances in genetic engineering, it won't be long before parents will be able to create taller offspring by having their physicians transfer genes for tallness to embryos in mothers desiring taller children.
And while this might not seem extraordinary in some cases, it is in others: as Dancy contends, 'putting tallness and strength in the same bag as beauty and justice, as Socrates does, shows that he is not relying on the special content of any of these terms as founding his claim that they are not perceptible by the senses' (248).