References in classic literature ?
It is a most tremendous monster, like a great spider, with a body as big as an elephant and legs as long as a tree trunk.
As long as most of the links between any two species are unknown, if any one link or intermediate variety be discovered, it will simply be classed as another and distinct species.
As long as the demon sent to attack me only vague shadows of women who passed occasionally before my eyes in church, in the streets, in the fields, and who hardly recurred to my dreams, I easily vanquished him.