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Multiple Meanings
leviathan

They were assigned the leviathan of textbooks.
something that is exceedingly large — absolutely or relative to its kind

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older usage:  a sea monster or whale

As a proper noun, Leviathan typically refers to a biblical sea monster, or to a famous 17th-century book written by philosopher Thomas Hobbes. The book was also entitled Leviathan, having been named after the biblical sea monster.
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