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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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Here, four or five great hulking fellows, just visible through a cloud of tobacco smoke, were engaged in noisy and riotous conversation over half-emptied pots of beer, or playing at all-fours with a very greasy pack of cards.
This is with reference to B Comber's interesting column 'A hulking problem', (GDN, June 13).
Tim Blake Nelson provides the bulk of the movie's welcome comedy relief as a university researcher who may have found the antidote to Hulking out.
This summer's THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the much-anticipated action-thriller that tells the tale of scientist Bruce Banner and his hulking alter-ego, promises an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time.
As you will probably recall from the old Incredible Hulk TV series, the hulking great green raging monster of the title is the alter ego of scientist Dr Bruce Banner.