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giant squid

noun
1.
any squid of the genus Architeuthis, inhabiting deep ocean bottoms and sometimes attaining an arm span of 65 feet (20 meters) or more.
Origin of giant squid
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • The killing of a giant squid had been preceded by a specific guess that linked it to meteoric falls in the Luzon Deep.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Everybody had been making fun of Dr. Harvey because he said there was such a thing as the giant squid.

  • "I presume you mean that a giant squid or cuttle fish has attacked us," spoke the professor.

  • Another flare swept from the fishing boat's deck in the direction of the giant squid.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • The Judge says the world is full of marvels and I fancy, your encounter with that giant squid is one of them.

    Dorothy on a House Boat Evelyn Raymond

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