A British giant, pursued by Debon (one of the companions of
Brute) till he came to a chasm 132 feet across, which he leaped; but
slipping on the opposite side, he fell back into the chasm and was
(Spenser: Faërie Queene.) (See Giants.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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