man-mountain

man-mountain

n
informal a man who is very tall and heavily built
References in classic literature ?
"IMPRIMIS, In the right coat-pocket of the great man-mountain"
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.
Evans - who goes head-to-head with Ireland man-mountain Furlong - reckons his team are ready for battle.
SOUTHPORT goalkeeper Dan Hanford has praised "mini man-mountain" David Morgan following the skipper's brace against Chester FC on Boxing Day.
NEWCASTLE supremo Dean Richards fears Edinburgh man-mountain Bill Mata could steamroller his Falcons' Euro dream.
Director Steven Caple Jr choreographs impressive sweatdrenched fight sequences between leading man Michael B Jordan and real-life German boxer Florian Munteanu - a hulking 6ft 4in man-mountain with eightpack abs and a stone-cold stare to match his intimidating physical presence.
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.
And he is best remembered at Sixfields for promoting the talents of man-mountain Adebayo Akinfenwa - 16 stones of muscle and brute force.
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.