Monsters


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Monsters

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an abnormal dread of deformity, usually in others.
1. the state or quality of being monstrous.
2. a monster or monsterlike thing or person. — monstrous, adj.
1. the state, quality, or phenomenon of being immense, wondrous, or extraordinary.
2. a prodigious thing, person, or event.
a love of monsters or marvels. Also called teratosis.
Biology. resembling a monster.
1. the writing or collecting of fantasies containing monsters and prodigies.
2. Biology. the scientific study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in plants or animals. — teratologist, n. — teratological, adj.
an abnormal fear of monsters or of giving birth to a monster.
teratism.
References in classic literature ?
A glance at a geological map will show that whatever truth there may have been of the actuality of such monsters in the early geologic periods, at least there was plenty of possibility.
Do you know, I always thought Unicorns were fabulous monsters, too
A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters.
It has eight of these long legs, and as the monster crawls through the forest he seizes an animal with a leg and drags it to his mouth, where he eats it as a spider does a fly.
Uplifting my eyes from the page, they fell upon the naked face of the bill, and upon an object -- upon some living monster of hideous conformation, which very rapidly made its way from the summit to the bottom, disappearing finally in the dense forest below.
Very long ago, as old people have told me, there lived a terrible monster, who came out of the North, and laid waste whole tracts of country, devouring both men and beasts; and this monster was so destructive that it was feared that unless help came no living creature would be left on the face of the earth.
He was almost halfway over, when suddenly a horrible sea monster stuck its head out of the water, an enormous head with a huge mouth, wide open, showing three rows of gleaming teeth, the mere sight of which would have filled you with fear.
Fifteen days later, two thousand miles farther off, the Helvetia, of the Compagnie-Nationale, and the Shannon, of the Royal Mail Steamship Company, sailing to windward in that portion of the Atlantic lying between the United States and Europe, respectively signalled the monster to each other in 42@ 15' N.