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By this means he gave to man an extended, a Titan personality.

The overhauling of Titan batteries should be done as described on pages 328 to 374.

Ten minutes to go, and Professor Maniel still labored like a Titan.

And then he noticed a fourth occupant of the cavern, a young lad of Titan.

At the hands of the Titan brothers, birds, beasts, and fishes had fared handsomely.

So Perseus uncovered the face of Medusa and held it up for the Titan to gaze upon.

The great hills looked as if the knife of a Titan had sheered off their summits.

This job's all played out, so I think I'll get me a good job on Titan.

It would be useless to go to Titan, for they would be powerless to help us.

He had undergone the labours of a titan for twelve eventful and formative years.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin Titan, from Greek Titan, member of a mythological race of giants who attempted to scale heaven by piling Mount Pelion on Mount Ossa but were overthrown by Zeus and the gods. They descended from Titan, elder brother of Kronos. Perhaps from tito "sun, day," which is probably a loan-word from a language of Asia Minor. Sense of "person or thing of enormous size" first recorded 1828. Applied to planet Saturn's largest satellite in 1868; it was discovered 1655 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, who named it Saturni Luna "moon of Saturn."

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