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giant squid

any squid of the genus Architeuthis, inhabiting deep ocean bottoms and sometimes attaining an arm span of 65 feet (20 meters) or more.
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1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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