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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colossus  \Co*los"sus\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Colossi},  E.  {Colossuses}. 
  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  A  statue  of  gigantic  size.  The  name  was  especially  applied 
  to  certain  famous  statues  in  antiquity,  as  the  Colossus  of 
  Nero  in  Rome,  the  Colossus  of  Apollo  at  Rhodes. 
 
  He  doth  bestride  the  narrow  world  Like  a  colossus. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  There  is  no  authority  for  the  statement  that  the  legs 
  of  the  Colossus  at  Rhodes  extended  over  the  mouth  of 
  the  harbor.  --Dr.  Wm  Smith. 
 
  2.  Any  man  or  beast  of  gigantic  size. 




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