A great gross

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A great gross twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four dozen.
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Usage

In literature:

It was the feeding of the People, elemental, gross, a great appeasing of appetite, an enormous quenching of thirst.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
It was a rude gross error, that of counting the Great Man a god.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
A great, gross, material creature, deaf to song, blind to beauty, dead to the spirit.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
It was a great gross mask of evil, of cold cruelty and callous lusts.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
There is a saying in the eighteenth century, that in politics, "gross appearances are great realities".
"The English Constitution" by Walter Bagehot
It was a rude gross error, that of counting the Great Man a god.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
It cannot be denied that a great deal of the dialogue of French plays is very funny, rather shocking, and not exactly gross.
"Our Stage and Its Critics" by "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
He, great hulking fellow, was a gross lump of clay.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
Mr. P. was given to 'intemperance,' to a very great extent, and gross 'profanity.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
The principal seemed to be an immense man, inordinately gross and fat, with a bloated face and great gold spectacles.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
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In science:

The BrĀ“ezin-Gross-Witten model [223] can be rewritten as a generalized Kontsevich model, which has received a great deal of attention in the theory of exactly integrable systems [227, 222].
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
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