Gargantua


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Gargantua

royal giant who required 17,913 cows for personal milk supply. [Fr. Lit.: Gargantua and Pantagruel]

Gargantua

enormous eater who ate salad lettuces as big as walnut trees. [Fr. Lit.: Brewer Handbook, 406]
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But for very large black holes like Gargantua, the strength of this effect would be very small.
Stante il paragone tra socialismo e Chiesa che abbiamo ritrovato nelle parole dello stesso autore, riconosciamo nel romanzo l'abbozzo del medesimo meccanismo del dissenso che Auerbach descriveva nel tracciare la relazione tra il Gargantua e la cultura cristiana medievale della quale era profondamente innervato il repertorio di immagini a cui faceva riferimento Rabelais.
The ballyhoo was still there, particularly when it came to Gargantua, the 550-pound gorilla who was for a while Sarasota's most famous resident.
When she dresses as Gargantua or any comic character, she feels empowered, and it is this--along with supportive family and, finally, the right boyfriend--that helps her get through life's problems.
Entopic Imagery mentions colours at the corner of the eye, continuing the works is Probability Waves, Essential Whites, In Situ, and 'Gargantua Redacted', a found poem taken from the text of Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais* brings the segment to a close.
Apr 21-May 21 TAURUS STORM Brian holds no fear for Taureans, the strongest of all the signs - at least it has been since Gargantua, the prehistoric sign of the T-Rex, was found never to have existed.
The French Renaissance writer Rabelais wrote satirical novels featuring giants called Gargantua and what?
That is, of course, with the massive exception of pitches, where the whole concept is imperatively chucked out of the window and the entire contents of Gargantua's larder are wheeled in the moment a client asks for a boiled egg.
(12) In earlier Renaissance works, such as Erasmus's The Praise of Folly or Francois Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel, eirons appear as characters, while irony in the interrogative form comes predominantly from the narrator.
And now acclaimed Cardiff screenwriter Andrew Davies has announced he's to take on the Gallic gargantua that is Les Miserables.
According to the calculations of Caltech physicist Kip Thorne, who served as a consultant for Interstellar, the movie's black hole, known as Gargantua, must have had a mass 100 million times that of the sun and whirled about its own axis at breakneck speeds.