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Word: colossal

Definition: huge


Sentences Containing 'colossal'

'The building had a huge entry, and was altogether of colossal dimensions.
'Well, one very hot morning--my fourth, I think--as I was seeking shelter from the heat and glare in a colossal ruin near the great house where I slept and fed, there happened this strange thing: Clambering among these heaps of masonry, I found a narrow gallery, whose end and side windows were blocked by fallen masses of stone.
A colossal figure, carved apparently in some white stone, loomed indistinctly beyond the rhododendrons through the hazy downpour.
All were agreed upon one point, however: if Congress would make a sufficient appropriation, a colossal benefit would result.
An important sign of Hitler's changed perceptions about Britain was his decision in January 1939 to give first priority to the "Kriegsmarine" in relates in the allocation of money, skilled workers, and raw materials and to launch the Plan Z to build a colossal "Kriegsmarine" of 10 battleships, 16 "pocket battleships", 8 aircraft carriers, 5 heavy cruisers, 36 light cruisers, and 249 U-boats by 1944 to crush the Royal Navy.
Assuming the figures recorded in the writings of several ancient historians, including Dioeclides of Abdera, Vitruvius and Plutarch are accurate, the Helepolis was and remains the largest siege machine ever erected; it was a colossal, tapered, tower-like structure 60 feet (20 metres approx.)
Beyond Colossal is Dozer's fifth studio album.
But as the colossal skull embraces so very large a proportion of the entire extent of the skeleton; as it is by far the most complicated part; and as nothing is to be repeated concerning it in this chapter, you must not fail to carry it in your mind, or under your arm, as we proceed, otherwise you will not gain a complete notion of the general structure we are about to view.
But not a bit daunted, Queequeg steered us manfully; now sheering off from this monster directly across our route in advance; now edging away from that, whose colossal flukes were suspended overhead, while all the time, Starbuck stood up in the bows, lance in hand, pricking out of our way whatever whales he could reach by short darts, for there was no time to make long ones.
But still the 1895 edition of was not the colossal triumph that has been accepted as fact in modern times.
Franz had so managed his route, that during the ride to the Colosseum they passed not a single ancient ruin, so that no preliminary impression interfered to mitigate the colossal proportions of the gigantic building they came to admire.
Games such as The Oregon Trail (1971), Colossal Cave Adventure (1972), and Star Trek (1972) were very popular, with several or many students each playing their own copy of the game at once, time-sharing the system with each other and users running other programs.
He thought several times of the project the count had of visiting Paris; and he had no doubt but that, with his eccentric character, his characteristic face, and his colossal fortune, he would produce a great effect there.
His great patron, however, was Napoleon, for whom he executed a colossal bust, and who sent him, on the recommendations of his sister Elisa Baciocchi, to Accademia Carrara in Bergamo in 1807, to teach sculpture, in spite of local opposition.
His view has not found general support among scholars but Robert M. Price argues much the same case in "The Amazing Colossal Apostle:The Search for the Historical Paul" (2012).
However, the majority are from Apollonian sites and dedicated to that god, which has led Ridgway to suggest that the early, belted form of the kouros-type statue was introduced in the late seventh century as a replacement for the colossal representation of Apollo.
However, the secretary of the board, publicly declaring the firing as a "colossal piece of trickery", refused to notify the administrator of his dismissal, and claimed the vote was illegal since it occurred after the board had adjourned.
It first appears in "Goblet of Fire" and is described as a "colossal skull, composed of what looked like emerald stars, with a serpent protruding from its mouth like a tongue".
It is the dwelling place of various horrors, including the toad-god Tsathoggua and the spider-god Atlach-Nacha (his colossal web is here, too).
It was a sight to see Queequeg seated over against Tashtego, opposing his filed teeth to the Indian's: crosswise to them, Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an African elephant goes passenger in a ship.
It was perfect, it was rounded, symmetrical, complete, colossal!
Jason Hughes of TV Squad said " Homer Simpson and Clancy Wiggum becoming BFFs should have been comedy gold; instead, this episode of 'The Simpsons' was a colossal bore.
Later, some Babas of Kar Sewawale had done colossal damage to the heritage site by converting a portion into their abode.
Lily is a colossal heroine, a nighttown Molly Bloom who memorably reveals herself through her furious monologue.
Of the important works that come done to us there is the colossal kouros from Megera (NAMA 13), a transitional early piece from Boeotia (Thebes 3) and an early Parian example (Louvre MND 888).
Rather carried down alive to wondrous depths, where strange shapes of the unwarped primal world glided to and fro before his passive eyes; and the miser-merman, Wisdom, revealed his hoarded heaps; and among the joyous, heartless, ever-juvenile eternities, Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters heaved the colossal orbs.
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
Statues of the king, which were similarly placed, also reached colossal size; the Colossi of Memnon at the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III and the statue of Ramesses II at the Ramesseum are the largest free-standing statues made in ancient Egypt.
The Finnish rock band Laika the Cosmonauts cover the film's theme on their 1995 album "The Amazing Colossal Band".
The front facade features an original colossal two-story portico consisting of four unfluted Ionic order columns.
The International Space Station is a colossal cooperative project between many nations.
The Olmecs produced jade figurines, and created heavy-featured, colossal heads, up to 2 meters (8 ft) high, that still stand mysteriously in the landscape.
The Post-classic period (10th–12th centuries) was dominated by the Toltecs who made colossal, block-like sculptures such as those employed as free-standing columns at Tula, Mexico. The Mixtecs developed a style of painting known as Mixtec-Puebla, as seen in their murals and codices (manuscripts), in which all available space is covered by flat figures in geometric designs.
The record was mixed at Tri-Lamb Studios by their former drummer Karl Daniel Lidén. Beyond Colossal was released on Small Stone Records.
The temple is claimed by some to depict a colossal landscape zodiac, a map of the stars on a gigantic scale, formed by features in the landscape (roads, streams, field boundaries, etc.).
The tomb of Louis XII inaugurated a new tradition, or rather a colossal development of the subject. The hero is represented kneeling on a catafalque beneath which the "gisant" appears as a naked, emaciated corpse, "such as death has made it for us".
Then we came to a gallery of simply colossal proportions, but singularly ill-lit, the floor of it running downward at a slight angle from the end at which I entered.
They are typically life-sized, though early colossal examples are up to 3 meters tall.
This colossal work addresses the creation of a fantasic and sensual world where scenes are divided in various sexual myths which reinvent classical painting, a dome with more than 40 large female figures moving on an architecture full of vanishing perspective.
This was a colossal combination of robbers, horse thieves, negro stealers, and counterfeiters, engaged in business along the river some fifty or sixty years ago.
Tied by the head to the stern, and by the tail to the bows, the whale now lies with its black hull close to the vessel's and seen through the darkness of the night, which obscured the spars and rigging aloft, the two--ship and whale, seemed yoked together like colossal bullocks, whereof one reclines while the other remains standing.* *A little item may as well be related here.
Titanisaur is a colossal dinosaur/dragon monster that serves Captain Mutiny.
To such a man a funeral is a colossal financial disaster.
Two years later he was recalled to participate in a competition under a committee of the National Convention for a colossal bronze sculpture of "The French People in the guise of Hercules"; his model was judged to be the best, however the monument was never commissioned.
Typical ichthyosaurs had very large eyes, protected within a bony ring, suggesting that they may have hunted at night or at great depths (the only extant animals with similarly large eyes are the giant and colossal squids).

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