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Gorilla

A company that has the greatest market share in a particular industry without having a monopoly. A gorilla usually has greater leeway in its decisions; for example, it may charge a higher price for its products without fear of losing too much business. Large companies, such as Wal-Mart or Microsoft, are considered gorillas.
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Now, indeed, was Tarzan sure that this was a sleep adventure, and so grinned largely as the giant gorilla bore him, unresisting, away.
With a mighty effort the ape-man wrenched himself loose, and as he slid to the ground, the dream gorilla turned ferociously upon him, seized him once more and buried great fangs in a sleek, brown shoulder.
Bolgani, the gorilla, voiced a single frightful shriek, tore himself loose from the grasp of the ape-man, rose to his feet, staggered a few steps and then plunged to earth.
Some of the red life-blood of the gorilla crimsoned his fingers.
A TROOP of giant multi-coloured gorillas are standing guard over this year's Llangollen Eisteddfod.
The human surrogates taught her to act like a gorilla and then placed her with two female gorillas.
A 2-year-old female Grauer's gorilla, confiscated from poachers in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in November 2005, was group-housed in a facility with 6 other juvenile Grauer's gorillas and 1 juvenile mountain gorilla (G.
The baby gorillas were clothed in human baby clothes and fed human food, named Burma and Ivan by shopping mall customers.
While all western gorillas are Critically Endangered - in the case of the western lowland gorilla due in part to Ebola virus - the Cross River gorilla is the most endangered of the African apes.
Although the number of Cross River gorillas has declined rapidly in the past hundred years or so, probably because of the introduction of hunting with firearms, the outlook is far from bleak.
While efforts to protect gorillas and their natural habitat continue to increase in east Africa, the number of orphans has risen in recent years.
He had been brought in as a mate to three female gorillas, Mjukuu, Zaire and Effie.