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.
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He doth bestride the narrow world
Like a colossus.
Shak.
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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.
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2. Any man or beast of gigantic size.
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Co*los"trum

(?), n. [L., biestings.] (Med.) (a) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings. (b) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion.
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