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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]
Colossus of Rhodes
in New York City; one of the tallest buildings in the world. [Architecture: Misc.]
statue of Apollo; wonder of ancient world. [Gk. Hist.: Osborne, 256]
built in 1889 in Paris. [Architecture: NCE, 843]
Empire State Building
shoe with insole designed to increase wearer’s height. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
New York’s famous skyscraper. [Architecture: NCE, 865]
tallest of animals. [Zoology: NCE, 1088]
giant trees (sequoias) of Pacific Coast. [Botany: NCE, 2477]
in Chicago; one of America’s tallest buildings. [Architecture: Misc.]
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.