When she was unveiled 128 years ago today, Lady Liberty was the tallest structure in New York City.
Built in 1889, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building in New York caught up in 1930.
Well, it's a popular economics blog hosted at the Daily Beast and written by the world's tallest female econoblogger.
You know what the religion of a city is by the tallest building.
And as deftly as Playbook reflects those obstacles, it also bravely dismantles one of the tallest: the stigma of mental illness.
The lowest of the monuments is five and the tallest eight feet in height.
You floss up to the tallest domino and give him a good time.
"The Earth is full of oppression and unrighteousness," said the tallest and most powerful of the angels.
But it is far from being the tallest in the world, or in the East Indies either.
Then he flew to the top of the tallest pine-tree to make sure that no one was about.
"high in stature," 1520s, probably ultimately from Old English getæl "prompt, active." Sense evolved to "brave, valiant, seemly, proper" (late 14c.), then to "attractive, handsome" (mid-15c.), and finally "being of more than average height." The Old English word is related to Old High German gi-zal "quick," Gothic un-tals "indocile."
Sense evolution is remarkable, but adjectives applied to persons often mutate quickly in meaning (e.g. pretty, buxom, German klein "small, little," which in Middle High German meant the same as its English cognate clean). Meaning "exaggerated" (as in tall tale) is American English colloquial attested by 1846. Phrase tall, dark, and handsome is recorded from 1906.