E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A British giant, pursued by Debon (one of the companions of Brute) till he came to a chasm 132 feet across, which he leaped; but slipping on the opposite side, he fell back into the chasm and was killed. (Spenser: Faërie Qucene.) (See GIANTS.)