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Brobdingnag

country of people twelve times the size of men. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
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It is not certain how he has managed to keep the Brobdingnagian (mis)perception during the whole nine months he has been on the ship with normal-sized humans after his escape from Brobdingnag.
Demonstrating full competence of the Brobdingnagian language, Gulliver delivers an ornate speech detailing the wonders and intricacies of British government, law, religion, and history that stretches over five separate meetings, using his most "artful" rhetorical skill to avoid answering some of the questions that he feels will reflect particularly poorly on the English, ultimately in the hope that he will impress the King with the richness and splendor of English culture.
Any sane person's heart must surely sink when George Osborne proposes to merge the tax and National Insurance systems, given that the three words even more likely to induce despair than "England football team" are "Government IT project": a guaranteed recipe for waste and chaos on a truly Brobdingnagian scale.
Or maybe they recall that eerie "Twilight Zone'' episode where a Brobdingnagian Agnes Moorehead fends off tiny spaceships with a big wooden stirrer -- even though these flying machines would be dropping off the housewares.
His Brobdingnagian Gigue in 24/1 meter has a whole note as it shortest note and his Lilliputian Chaconne in 3/32 (1) has a profusion of 128th notes.
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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.
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This afternoon and tomorrow afternoon are many, many breakout sessions spread all around the Brobdingnagian Washington Convention Center.