mammoth

Part of speech: adjective

Huge; colossal.

Part of speech: noun

A large extinct elephant.

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Usage examples "mammoth":

  1. The other day, in Williamsburg, Long Island, he broke loose in the canvas, emptied most of the cages, and tore through the town like a mammoth pestilence. - "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1", Charles Farrar Browne.
  2. On account of its great size, it was named Mammoth Cave. - "New National Fourth Reader", Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes.
  3. Still, it was a long climb from Vancouver City up through the mountains of British Columbia to the Kicking Horse Pass in the Rockies, and there then remained a wide breadth of prairie for the mammoth locomotives to traverse. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.