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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAGNUM

It is his magnum opus in literature, and exhibits wide and laborious research.

But you must learn the dictation; the great book, the magnum opus, it is there.

Say, Jack, how much brighter the world looks after a magnum!

I'll give you a dinner at the Bertolini to-night, and you may have the magnum of any vintage you like.

It has the punch of that .44 Magnum you're presently carrying.

It does not appear that he had any idea of writing his magnum opus in French.

Yet here it is, magnum opus, mocking the naturalist apparently to scorn.

Then Nick hauled out his magnum and slammed it into the window.

I emptied the magnum at him and he disappeared into the air.

The corner of the scaphoid just reaches the magnum also in Amblypoda.

WORD ORIGIN

1788, "bottle containing two quarts of wine or spirits," from Latin magnum, neuter of magnus "great in size" (see magnate). Registered 1935 by Smith & Wesson Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts, as the name of a powerful type of handgun.

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