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colossal

1. (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size
2. Architect of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade
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This apartment was not nearly so well lighted as the vast stalactite ante-cave, and at the first glance all I could discern was a massive stone table running down its length, with a colossal white figure at its head, and life- sized white figures all round it.
There at the end of the long stone table, holding in his skeleton fingers a great white spear, sat /Death/ himself, shaped in the form of a colossal human skeleton, fifteen feet or more in height.
But the colossal Death, who sits at the head of the board, is far older than that, and, unless I am much mistaken, owes his origin to the same artist who designed the three Colossi.
Until further information, therefore, I shall maintain it to be a sea-unicorn of colossal dimensions, armed not with a halberd, but with a real spur, as the armoured frigates, or the `rams' of war, whose massiveness and motive power it would possess at the same time.
Time and again the colossal bull tossed the enormous tiger high into the air, but each time that the huge cat touched the ground he returned to the encounter with apparently undiminished strength, and seemingly increased ire.
The boon companion of the colossal elephant was a common cat!
Even I, in my colossal ignorance, could not but feel that here, trying to express itself, was real power.
A colossal and formless something was rushing across the field of his vision.
NEW YORK -- Jay-Z's business entities sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a "colossal accounting scandal."
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Summary: Tirumala (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Jun 16 (ANI): As the annual Jyeshta Abhishekam festival entered its second day on Saturday, the colossal effigy of Lord Balaji, Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhudevi adorned with pearls, was carried around the sacred streets near the Tirumala temple area.
Tinubu also said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reputed for 'saucy and distractive statements,' urging Nigerians not to be angry with the opposition party, but assist them to overcome their 'colossal defeat' in the February 2019 elections.