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Huge

A slang term for the Finnish markka issued after 1963. It is derived from a Swedish term for "hundred," due to the fact that a 1963 revaluation increased the value of the markka 100-fold. The term was most common in Helsinki.
References in classic literature ?
It was a huge tiger--such as hunted the great Bos through the jungles primeval when the world was young.
Time and again the colossal bull tossed the enormous tiger high into the air, but each time that the huge cat touched the ground he returned to the encounter with apparently undiminished strength, and seemingly increased ire.
This huge fellow roamed restlessly about, nosing among his companion and the abhorrent litter of the cave.
Crawling over the carcass of the huge beast that blocked the doorway Thuvan Dihn and I cautiously entered the forbidding and dangerous den.
It was a huge piece of fresh meat, and as I stared at it several more pieces rolled over the cliffs in different places.
Half a Martian year, about three hundred and forty-four of our days, each of these men spend alone in this huge, isolated plant.
Using his long arms as a man uses crutches, and rolling his huge carcass from side to side with each stride, the great king ape paced to and fro, uttering deep growls, occasionally punctuated with the ear-piercing scream, than which there is no more terrifying noise in all the jungle.
Their huge, membranous wings were closed by folding their fore-arms, so that they sat like gigantic old women, wrapped in hideous web-colored shawls, and with their ferocious heads protruding above them.
It was a huge banth, one of those savage Barsoomian lions that roam the desolate hills of the dying planet.
A huge creature was Tantor, an enormous bull in the full prime of all his stupendous strength.
As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
This, she felt, would solve the question of transportation to the sea could she but launch the huge, unwieldy craft.