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gentle giant

Someone who is very large and strong but has a quiet and gentle nature. At first, I was afraid of the big, burly man covered in tattoos, but when I saw him rescue that kitten from the tree, I realized he was just a gentle giant.
See also: gentle, giant
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TRIBUTES have been paid to a lifeboat volunteer and "one of the true gentle giants of this world" following his death at the age of 35.
The film captures the journey and reveals many fascinating facts about these gentle giants. For example, they have a black, two-foot sun-proof tongue, weigh over a tonne and can decapitate a lion with a single kick - which explains the great care Dr Fennessy and his team take when capturing them.
As adults we encounter gentle giants not only among those who are physically large but also among those who are socially or politically or financially large.
The gentle giants, which weigh up to 12 stone, will be raising funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance through donations for each tree transported.
These gentle giants of farming's past are transporting children to sample life as William Shakespeare would have known it when he was a boy visiting his mother's childhood home at Mary Arden's Farm at Wilmcote, on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The gorilla was credited with changing public perception of silverbacks from dangerous King Kong beasts to gentle giants and went on to become immortalised in bronze by sculptor David Cemmick.
(www.canidae.com), a manufacturer of all natural holistic pet foods that are fed and recommended by thousands of certified breeders and rescue organizations throughout North America, has donated 1,400 pounds of super-premium Canidae All Life Stages dog food to help Gentle Giants Rescue in Norco, California continue to save the lives of the giant breed dogs in their care.
Manta rays, which can measure up to 25ft across, are known as the gentle giants of the deep.
On Monday the Gentle Giants will be arriving on site and the wonderful shire horses will be available for visitors to meet.
Hogan's The Two Moons (1416509364, $7.99) offers two classic under one cover: Inherit The Stars tells of a space-suited corpse discovered on the moon: a corpse lying there 50,000 years while Gentle Giants Of Ganymede tells of a spaceship's discovery on Jupiter.
They truly are "gentle giants." Wilbur was born, raised and trained here on the farm by my husband.
GENTLE GIANTS: Adult manatees grow to about four meters (13 feet) long and weigh 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds).
Nature Protection Minister Elliot Morley, who led the UK delegation, said: "I am delighted that we have finally got the support we need to protect these gentle giants."
His bewildered but purposeful gentle giants and world-weary office workers, depicted through a synthesis of Christian and Classical heroic models, seemed halfhuman, half-animal.
And the Register is inspiration to all who read it to search for, measure, and nominate the biggest trees they can find in hopes of preserving even more of these gentle giants. - EMILY KNACK