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- I’m about as tall as a shotgun and just as noisy —Truman Capote
- I towered over my parents like some big-footed freak of another species, like a cuckoo raised by sparrows —T. Coraghessan Boyle
- Long and tall as a scarecrow —John Yount
- Tall and gaunt as a hangman —Angela Carter
See Also: THINNESS
- Tall as a building —Louise Erdrich
- Tall as a crane —Dame Edith Sitwell
This is part of the opening and closing refrain of Dame Edith’s Aubade, the full stanza reading, “Jane, Jane, tall as a crane, the morning light creaks down again.” In the United States the “Tall as a crane” comparison can be traced back to an Arkansas railroad song in which the simile is used as follows: “He was six feet seven in his stocking feet and taller than any crane.”
- Tall as a stork —Angela Carter
- Tall as a thunderstorm —Miles Gibson
- (He was) tall as a tree in the middle of the night —Wallace Stevens
- (Poppies as) tall as buildings —Arthur A. Cohen
- Tall men are like houses of four stories, wherein commonly the uppermost room is worst furnished —James Howell
- Tower over … like the Washington Monument —James Thurber
|Noun||1.||tallness - the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top|
dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
lowness - the quality of being low; lacking height; "he was suddenly aware of the lowness of the ceiling"
|2.||tallness - the property of being taller than average stature|
shortness - the property of being shorter than average stature
tallness[ˈtɔːlnɪs] N → altura f
tallness[ˈtɔːlnɪs] n → altezza
high is used of objects that are a long way off the ground, or reach a great height: a high shelf, diving-board, mountain, wall .