mammoth englannista suomeksi
Any species of the extinct genus ''Mammuthus'', of large, usually hairy, elephant-like mammals with long curved tusks and an inclined back, which became extinct with the last retreat of age glaciers during the late Pleistocene period, and are known from fossils, frozen carcasses, and Paleolithic cave paintings found in North America and Eurasia.
Something very large of its kind.
1973, Jeffrey Potter, ''Disaster by Oil'' (page 46)
- That is a lot of ship, about the size of big tankers before they grew so rapidly to become supers, mammoths and oilbergs.
Comparable to a mammoth in its size; very large, huge, gigantic.
1898, Wetmore Carryl|Guy Wetmore Carryl, ''Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull|The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull'', in ''for the Frivolous|Fables for the Frivolous (With Apologies to La Fontaine)'',
- “Ha! ha!” he proudly cried, “a fig / For this, your mammoth torso! / Just watch me while I grow as big / As you—or even more so!”
1999, Albert Isaac Slomovitz, ''The Fighting Rabbis: Jewish Military Chaplains and American History'', New York University Press, page 103.
- (quote) The task is mammoth but not hopeless and slowly we keep things going until this transition period is past.”