Kraken

• (n.) A fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immense octopus.
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Kraken

[character] The Kraken is a name given to several aquatic monsters inspired by the legend of Kraken and several characters that have appeared primarily in DC Comics and Marvel Comics publications. ==DC Comics== Three versions appeared during the Golden Age of Comic Books: the first in Adventure Comics #56 (Nov. 1940), a second, land-based v...
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Kraken

[D&D] Metropolitan areas of Montana ...
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Kraken

[Dungeons & Dragons] In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the kraken is a large, ocean-dwelling magical beast. It is akin to a squid the size of a house. It is almost 80 feet long and 60 feet tall and wide. Its body is similar to that of a squid, with a ring of tentacles surrounding a mouth connected to a conical central bod...
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Kraken

[Pirates of the Caribbean] The Kraken is a fictional sea monster in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The monster made its first appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest as an antagonist portrayed through computer-generated imagery (CGI). Although a creation of Industrial Light & Magic for Dead Man`s Chest and design...
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Kraken

[roller coaster] Kraken (named for the fictional sea monster of the same name) is a steel floorless roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in the United States. Manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, the ride features a total of seven inversions including two vertical loops, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, a cobra roll and a corkscrew. Krake...
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Kraken

[supercomputer] Kraken is a Cray XT5 supercomputer that entered into full production mode on February 2, 2009. Kraken is operated by the University of Tennessee, making it the most powerful computer in the world managed by academia. It is housed in the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ==History== The...
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Kraken

Kra'ken noun [ Prob. from OSw. krake , or ODan. krage the trunk of a tree, the branches of which are not entirely cut off, to which it was likened by the Norwegian mariners.] A fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immens...
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kraken

a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster perhaps imagined on the basis of chance sightings of giant squids. It appears in literature in a poem of Alfred, ...
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kraken

A fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immense octopus. 'To believe all that has been said of the sea serpent or kraken, would be credulity; to reject the possibility of their existence, would be presumption.' (Goldsmith) 'Like a kraken huge and black.' (Longfellow) ... Origin:...
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Kraken

a fabulous sea-monster.
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Kraken

a legendary sea monster, some what like a large ocotopus or squid, that lives in the waters off the coast of Norway. Can be used to declare mayhem, especially when grade schoolers are set free to recess. As in, “Release the kraken!”
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kraken

Gigantic sea monster, which, according to legend, lurks off the shores of Norway. It was first described in 1752 by the Norwegian bishop Pontoppidan. ...
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Kraken

Gigantic squid or octopus
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Kraken

In Norse mythology the kraken is a sea monster, as large as, and resembling an island, which can drag down ships and plunges suddenly into the depths. Subsequently the myth is generally assumed to refer to a gigantic Cephalopod or cuttle-fish. It was first described by Pontopiddan, bishop of Bergen in Norway, but other old writers have accounts of ...
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kraken

legendary sea monster
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Kraken

USS Kraken was an American Balao Class submarine of 1525 tons displacement launched in 1944. USS Kraken was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 21 knots, carried a complement of 75 and was armed with one 4-inch gun, two 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns; six 21 inch bow torpedo tubes and four 21 inch stern torpedo tubes.
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