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Gargantua

Definitions

  • Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gargantua a voracious giant in Francois Rabelais' book of the same name
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Usage

In literature:

Gargantua has been proved by some to be of Celtic origin.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The giant is frequently Gargantua, probably himself once a divinity.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
But there are many signs, economic and other, that we can no longer play Gargantua and continue a healthy nation.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
In the "Chair of Gargantua," on which my eye falls, as I turn over the pages, an actual thunder-storm is breaking.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70" by Various
You'll fetch Quirk that way easily; they say Gargantua was a fool compared to him.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Now the Gargantua of Dijon could once more lay hands on the broad lands of the fair Jacqueline.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
I do not know that Gargantua would now find the people of Chauny as entertaining as Rabelais tells us they were in his time.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
None but Gargantua could blow him out, and he still burns brightly in his socket.
"Obiter Dicta Second Series" by Augustine Birrell
Gargantua awaked then about four o'clock in the morning.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
Shade of Gargantua, how we ate!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
There were ragged tears in his flank and back, and a last stroke of Gargantua's talons had stabbed his shoulder to the bone.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
That would require a word from the pen of Gargantua.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If ever a reputation was fixed on a solid basis, it is that of Gargantua.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
They attribute the old works to the local hero, Gargantua, who "drank up all the water".
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
Gargantua with his nurses was not so great a rogue.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
The pint of coffee was served in one great hulking cup such as Gargantua might have quaffed.
"The King of Schnorrers" by Israel Zangwill
None did awake them, none did offer to constrain them to eat, drink, nor to do any other thing; for so had Gargantua established it.
"Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromartie, Knight" by John Willcock
Gargantua, at birth, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
I must be a Gargantua, indeed, to need seven thousand men to hold me.
"Henry of Guise; (Vol. II of 3)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
Well, let us take another well-known book, the "Gargantua" and "Pantagruel.
"Hieroglyphics" by Arthur Machen
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In news:

PHILIP ANSELMO - 'War Of The Gargantuas'.
Phil Anselmo, Warbeast Announce Split EP, 'War of the Gargantuas.
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