killing of a giant

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Giganticide — Gi*gan ti*cide, n. [. gigas, antis, giant + caedere to kill.] The act of killing, or one who kills, a giant. Hallam. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giganticide — noun a) The killing of a giant. As they scarce make a capital crime of infanticide, / There cant be any harm in a little giganticide. b) One who kills a giant. ...tore through the briers, and plunged through the punk of trees older than history,… …   Wiktionary

  • giganticide — giganˈticide noun The act of killing a giant • • • Main Entry: ↑gigantic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Killing and Killers — Anyone who has looked at the news lately knows that the human species seems to have an inordinate propensity for killing things. Similarly, anyone looking at this list of 85 terms relating to killing will quickly realize that humans also have an… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gigantism —   n. excessive growth; acromegaly.    ♦ giganticide, n. killing or killer of giant.    ♦ gigantomachy, n. battle of giants …   Dictionary of difficult words

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