man-mountain

man-mountain

n
informal a man who is very tall and heavily built
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In the left there was a sort of engine, from the back of which were extended twenty long poles, resembling the pallisados before your majesty's court: wherewith we conjecture the man-mountain combs his head; for we did not always trouble him with questions, because we found it a great difficulty to make him understand us.
This is an exact inventory of what we found about the body of the man-mountain, who used us with great civility, and due respect to your majesty's commission.
Then the Giant, grinning with rage, strode tower-like towards the stranger (ten times strengthened at every step), and fetched a monstrous blow at him with his pine tree, which Hercules caught upon his club; and being more skilful than Antaeus, he paid him back such a rap upon the sconce, that down tumbled the great lumbering man-mountain, flat upon the ground.
BOSTJAN CESAR v LEIGH GRIFFITHS The Celtic striker has become Scotland's talisman but he'll face a physical contest against the man-mountain Slovenian skipper, who'll earn his 100th cap in Ljubljana.
The winner, England's man-mountain Eddie Halls, will now be looking to hang on to his title for a record fifth consecutive year.
Four-time champion Eddie Hall (above) is hell-bent on winning for a fifth consecutive year, but standing in his way are the likes of 6ft 11ins Irish man-mountain Sean O'Hagan and Chris Gearing, who won the England's Strongest Man title in 2012.
IAIN DAV VIDSON last night warned Dundee to beware man-mountain Christian Nade and his big backside.
And he is best remembered at Sixfields for promoting the talents of man-mountain Adebayo Akinfenwa - 16 stones of muscle and brute force.
Few people would dare order the French man-mountain around, but ever the team-player, Distin is willing to be chauffeur for the greater good.
And her man-mountain boyfriend - who has recently been accused of ducking a fight with British world champ David Haye - could not take his eyes off her.
give your and Letters and are editor's Last year, in one corner of a wrestling ring, there stood a man-mountain with the appearance of Schwarzenegger where any member of the public who fancied his (or her) chances could take him on.
Man-mountain Johnson stuck first after the break with a powerful close range effort, before outstanding backs Jamie Stringer and Luke Pogson took the score out of reach of the visitors with fine individual efforts.