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01. The Sasquatch is a mythical creature of the Pacific Northwest, a [giant] which looks half-man and half-ape.
02. In the Japanese legend "Momo Taro," an old couple find a little boy inside a [giant] peach.
03. There were a bunch of [giant] guys on campus the other day. Obviously, they were here for the basketball tournament.
04. The ice-skating arena in Duncan features a [giant] hockey stick as a decoration on the outside of the building.
05. The meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea represents a [giant] step towards the eventual reunification of the country.
06. Isaac Newton once remarked, "If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of [giants]."
07. Wayne Gretzky is a [giant] in the world of hockey.
08. The current economic boom is Qatar is being fuelled by a [giant] bubble of natural gas discovered under the sandy bottom of the Persian Gulf.
09. Neil Armstrong's first words when he stepped on the moon were, "That's one small step for man, one [giant] leap for mankind."
10. There is a proverb in Luxembourg which states that words are dwarfs, but examples are [giants].
11. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said, "I fear we have only awakened a sleeping [giant], and his reaction will be terrible."
12. The Brazil nut is the seed of a [giant] tree that grows in South America's Amazon jungle.
13. There may be a [giant] black hole at the center of our galaxy, weighing as much as 4 million suns.
14. In New Zealand, you can find the world's heaviest insect, a harmless [giant] weighing up to 70 grams.
15. It has been said that two [giants], Britain and China, have shaped the history of Hong Kong.
16. The existence of the [giant] squid is well accepted by science, though few have ever been seen, and little is known about their habits.

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