Quinbus Flestrin

The man-mountain. So the Lilliputians called Gulliver (chap. ii.). Gay has an ode to this giant.

Bards of old of him told,
When they said Atlas' head
Propped the skies.

Gay: Lilliputian Ode.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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