They's prints in the rud, Mis' Corey--great raound prints as big as barrel-heads, all sunk daown deep like a elephant had ben along, only they's a sight more nor four feet could make.
It was no joke tracking down something as big as a house that one could not see, but that had all the vicious malevolence of a demon.
Sabre Tusk, in spite of himself, had eyes as big as saucers.
Miss Watson's nigger, Jim, had a hair-ball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it.
It is a most tremendous monster, like a great spider, with a body as big as an elephant and legs as long as a tree trunk.
"Well, a booky as big almost as a haystack; I have put up two bottles of the gillyflower water for Mrs. Sedley, and the receipt for making it, in Amelia's box."
So having laid their plans and given instructions to their servants and vassals how to behave to Sancho in his government of the promised island, the next day, that following Clavileno's flight, the duke told Sancho to prepare and get ready to go and be governor, for his islanders were already looking out for him as for the showers of May. Sancho made him an obeisance, and said, "Ever since I came down from heaven, and from the top of it beheld the earth, and saw how little it is, the great desire I had to be a governor has been partly cooled in me; for what is there grand in being ruler on a grain of mustard seed, or what dignity or authority in governing half a dozen men about as big as hazel nuts; for, so far as I could see, there were no more on the whole earth?
"My sisters say she has diamonds as big as pigeons' eggs," George said, laughing.
Our greeps weighs six pounds every bunch of 'em, and upon me honour and conscience I think our magnolias is as big as taykettles."
It was nearly as big as an elephant, and the green throne seemed hardly strong enough to hold its weight.
They are as tall as a tree and as big around as a church."
One day, however, as I was splitting wood, I thought that I would just look in at the window and see if the house was not on fire; it was the only time I remember to have been particularly anxious on this score; so I looked and saw that a spark had caught my bed, and I went in and extinguished it when it had burned a place as big as my hand.
This he demonstrated from the fact that Peter kept pointing to a dim cloud, about as big as the crown of his hat, with the absurd affirmation that it was terra firma.
The cat, being thus hard pressed, changed into a worm, and being near a pomegranate accidentally fallen from a tree on the side of a canal which was deep, but not broad, pierced the pomegranate in an instant, and hid itself, but the pomegranate swelled immediately, and became as big as a gourd, which, mounting up to the roof of the gallery, rolled there for some time backward and forward; it then fell down again into the court, and broke into several pieces.
Fifty thousand drachms of the best wood of aloes, with thirty grains of camphire as big as pistachios.
Well, the days went along, and the river went down between its banks again; and about the first thing we done was to bait one of the big hooks with a skinned rabbit and set it and catch a catfish that was as big as a man, being six foot two inches long, and weighed over two hundred pounds.
"And I with a family vault under that there church of Kingsbere as big as Squire Jollard's ale-cellar, and my folk lying there in sixes and sevens, as genuine county bones and marrow as any recorded in history.
He is not so big as the pirate I killed,” he said with such frank disappointment that I am glad Mr. Darling was asleep; it would have been sad if those had been the first words he heard his little Michael say.
A gang as big as the Grisson gang wouldn’t have dealings with a rummy like Johnny.
It was a tiny house, with a little garden behind and a lawn about as big as a pocket handkerchief in the front.
They was moving in broad daylight, just as big as life—a dangerous business that—they don’t call it the Wrackshee Coast for nothing.
She would craunch the wing of a lark, bones and all, between herteeth, although it were nine times as large as that of a full-grownturkey; and put a bit of bread into her mouth as big as two twelve-penny loaves.
The occasion was this:the kingdom is much pestered with flies in summer; and these odiousinsects, each of them as big as a Dunstable lark, hardly gave meany rest while I sat at dinner, with their continual humming andbuzzing about mine ears.
In hopes to ingratiate myselffurther into his majesty’s favour, I told him of “an invention,discovered between three and four hundred years ago, to make acertain powder, into a heap of which, the smallest spark of firefalling, would kindle the whole in a moment, although it were asbig as a mountain, and make it all fly up in the air together, witha noise and agitation greater than thunder.
In the morning when he awoke, he began to search over hill and dale for this pretty flower; and eight long days he sought for it in vain: but on the ninth day, early in the morning, he found the beautiful purple flower; and in the middle of it was a large dewdrop, as big as a costly pearl.
To one side stood a hotel as big as the giant conference center hotels near Disneyland, done up like some kind of giant temple, vast and ungainly.
And every man had a round, red spot on the top of his head about as big as a dollar, where the redskins had taken his scalp.
There, between its leaflike folds, I saw a loose pearl as big as a coconut.
“These cetaceans,” he asked, “are they as big as the ones in the northernmost seas?”
“Finally, the naturalists of antiquity mention some monsters with mouths as big as a gulf, which were too huge to get through the Strait of Gibraltar.”
I thought I saw on the surface of the water those enormous antediluvian turtles as big as floating islands.
It has by some authors truly been called the whale of the saurian race, for it is as big and quick in its motions as our king of the seas.
'Hareton, thou willn't sup thy porridge to-neeght; they'll be naught but lumps as big as my neive.
Big as a person, maybe.”
It is enough for us to agree that we see habitually with both eyes and that the “spot as big as a pea” disappears only when we look at the cross.
All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns.
4th February Dear Daddy-Long-Legs, Jimmie McBride has sent me a Princeton banner as big as one end of the room; I am very grateful to him for remembering me, but I don't know what on earth to do with it.
I've burned a hole as big as a plate in the front of my chemistry apron, with hydrochloric acid.
We had a watchman plac'd in the bow, to whom they often called, "Look well out before there," and he as often answered, "Ay, ay"; but perhaps had his eyes shut, and was half asleep at the time, they sometimes answering, as is said, mechanically; for he did not see a light just before us, which had been hid by the studding-sails from the man at the helm, and from the rest of the watch, but by an accidental yaw of the ship was discover'd, and occasion'd a great alarm, we being very near it, the light appearing to me as big as a cartwheel.
And there are sweet modest little souls on which you light, fragrant and blooming tenderly in quiet shady places; and there are garden-ornaments, as big as brass warming-pans, that are fit to stare the sun itself out of countenance.
I know of one as big as a camel-leopard, by Jove.
Drink themselves bloated as big as a collie floating.
Want a souppot as big as the Phoenix park.
—Heart as big as a lion, says Ned.
He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham--plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling.
The third rose nearly two hundred feet into the air above a clump of underwood--a giant of a vegetable, with a red column as big as a cottage, and a wide shadow around in which a company could have manoeuvred.
They were not as big as the grown folk she had always been used to; but neither were they very small.
asked Dorothy, looking at the great beast in wonder, for he was as big as a small horse.
Anaxagoras, greatly daring, thought the sun and moon were vast globes, so vast that the sun was probably as big as all the Peloponnesus.
Pencroff determined to capture one of these birds, for they were as big as hens, and their meat as delicious as a pullet.