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hulk

1. the body of an abandoned vessel
2. Disparaging a large or unwieldy vessel
3. the frame or hull of a ship, used as a storehouse, etc., or (esp in 19th-century Britain) as a prison
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The great hulking scholar of three-and-twenty, who was crying secretly over a passage of Eutropius, flattened his neglected nose against the panes and looked at the drag, as the laquais de place sprang from the box and let out the persons in the carriage.
Grandfather King turned around with a terrible frown--for you know in those days it was thought a dreadful thing to laugh in church--to rebuke the offender; and what did he see but that great, hulking young Isaac stalking up the aisle, bending a little forward under the weight of a big bag of oatmeal?
A great, hulking, ruffianly sort of fellow glaring in at the window,' said Mr Pickering.