The Cornish giant who fell into a pit twenty feet deep, dug by
Jack the Giant-killer, and filmed over with grass and gravel. The name
means cormorant or great eater. For this doughty achievement Jack
received a belt from King Arthur, with this inscription-
This is the valiant Cornish man
That slew the giant Cormoran.
Jack the Giant-killer.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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