1. b. fig. of a man of huge stature.
1609 Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida ii. iii. 2 Shall the Elephant Aiax carry it thus?
The elephant; noble, beautiful, and calm, gracefully shuffling forwards on four tree-stump legs that crush anything that may so unfortunately find itself beneath them—bugs, small mammals, human toes. It’s a fait that can’t be avoided because, as we know, elephants can’t bend their knees. Continue reading