Definitions

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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, the mastodon.
  • adj. huge, gigantic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or having the characters of a mastodon; mastodontie; gigantic.

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Examples

  • In 1899 the Witmark brothers published The First Minstrel Encyclopaedia and The First Minstrel Catalogue, which “covered every want of the amateur quite as well as the mastodonic Sears, Roebuck catalogue covers the needs of its vast patronage.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The Allante was introduced in 1987 as a two-seat sports coupe, compact by Cadillac standards: at 178.7 inches (almost 15 feet), the new model is exactly as long as the Chevrolet Corvette and nearly 4 feet shorter than the mastodonic Cadillac Brougham.

    A Cadillac With Smarts

  • Suddenly, and with appalling quickness the mastodonic brute reared itself on its mighty hind legs and elongated its neck and body in an effort to reach this vociferous pigmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its horrible realm.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Suddenly and with appalling quickness, the mastodonic brute reared up on its mighty hind legs and elongated its neck and body in a furious effort to reach this vociferous pigmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its ancient realm.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Suddenly and with appalling quickness, the mastodonic brute reared up on its mighty hind legs and elongated its neck and body in a furious effort to reach this vociferous pygmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its ancient realm.

    Conan The Warrior

  • Suddenly and with appalling quickness, the mastodonic brute reared up on its mighty hindlegs and elongated its neck and body in a furious effort to reach this vociferous pigmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its ancient realm.

    Conan The Warrior

  • The group on Mars did not have the giant facilities available on Earth-the mastodonic cybernetic machines, the unlimited sources of atomic power, the superpowerful particle accelerators, the enormous laboratories-but they did have freedom.

    Between Planets

  • No connection or contact with it was now possible; and with its carefully established intrinsic velocity it rushed engulfingly toward the doomed planet One of the mastodonic fortresses, lying in its path, vanished utterly, with nothing save a burst of invisible cosmics to mark its passing.

    Gray Lensman

  • The little submarine shuddered in every plate and member as monstrous coils encircled her and tightened inexorably in terrific, rippling surges eloquent of mastodonic power; and a strident vibration smote sickeningly upon Terrestrial eardrums as the metal spikes of the monstrosity crunched and ground upon the outer plating of their small vessel.

    Triplanetary

  • And so Fire the Goat began to explain to Flim the Goose all about the show, the hippodrome, the mastodonic cyclopean spectacle which was passing on the east sky in front of the sun coming up.

    Rootabaga Stories

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