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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When we say "The rose is red," "I am tall," "He is lazy," we are suggesting that redness is found in the rose, that tallness is found in me, and that laziness is found in him.
This plane-tree is very spreading and tall, and the tallness and shadiness of the agnus are quite lovely; and being in full flower it seems to make the place smell as sweetly as it could.
"Results showed participants clearly valued the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) image defined by tallness, athleticism, slenderness, and blue eyes and blonde hair.