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grillion

(ˈɡrɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
(often plural) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: he had grillions more goes than me.
determiner
amounting to a grillion: a grillion years old.
[C20: on the model of million]
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Cities like Lynmouth or Swansea or London a million, grillion times over.
CUSTOMERS at a Coventry pub are being asked to nominate 'A Mum in a Grillion' for the chance to win a pampering session and slap-up family meal.
Meanwhile the object of this lengthy smear-campaign, transmitted almost exclusively to the judiciously silent Murray, went about his life--in the House (where he was active as a reformer) and in his clubs (Grillion's in Albemarle Street, of which he was a founder member, and Brookes); earning an increasingly important reputation as an architectural writer and antiquary; managing his extensive estates; visiting with his wife a wide circle of friends who valued their company--completely unaware of Byron's hypocritical animus.
On day two the Cheshire players teamed up in a ding-dong tussle against Julien Grillion and Victor Debuisson.
After Arnold became a member of Grillion's Club in 1882, however, they almost certainly became acquainted, and Arnold may have moderated his view as he became better acquainted with Kimberley (Grillion's 36, 66).
(16) Apart from asking British Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, to put him up for membership in the prestigious Grillions club, Stonehaven wanted Crawford to help Bruce navigate the murky waters of British political society: ...
They all are reconciled to spending grillions of labor hours, dollars (or other national monetary units) and time (months/years/decades) convincing the prospective customer that their airplane will fly higher and faster and will be appreciatively more lethal/effective/maintainable/fun-to-fly than what the other guys are offering.
`It lends itself', he told Lord Pembroke at Grillions Club one evening, `more to peroration than to argument'.
With stock valuations in the grillions, virtually no sales and profits at outrageous levels of red ink long into the projected future, why not spend a few of those grillions on ad pages?