the hero of a series of jungle stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
a person of superior or superhuman physical strength, agility, and prowess.
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The late Ellison “Tarzan” Brown inspired the moniker “Heartbreak Hill,” the most difficult part of the course.2021 Boston Marathon: Schedule, TV information, runners to watch | Cindy Boren | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Or a modernized Tarzan might lead African miners on strike against unscrupulous multinationals.
He once was a huge star—in the 50 year period from 1918 to 1968, 14 different actors played Tarzan in around 40 films.
I suspect that the new Tarzan will run into the same problems that beset the recent Lone Ranger remake.
I bought Tarzan comic books, and even had a few issues of ERB-dom, a mimeographed fanzine devoted to the works of Burroughs.
I watched Tarzan movies and the short-lived Tarzan TV series.
A half-crazy kid and yours truly trying to outsmart and out-Tarzan these wild men.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
At the very furthest stretch of the imagination, a Tarzan might sneak into town and try to steal some ammo.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
Tells of Tarzan's return to the life of the ape-man in seeking vengeance for the loss of his wife and home.
Records the many wonderful exploits by which Tarzan proves his right to ape kingship.
Further thrilling adventures of Tarzan while seeking his wife in Africa.
British Dictionary definitions for Tarzan
(sometimes not capital) informal, often ironic a man with great physical strength, agility, and virility
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