"I'm great," the lion said-"I reign
The monarch of the wood and plain!"
The elephant replied: "I'm great-
No quadruped can match my weight!"
"I'm great- no animal has half
So long a neck!" said the Giraffe.
"I'm great," the kangaroo said-"SeeMy caudal muscularity!""The Possum said: "I'm great-behold,My tail is lithe and bald and cold!""An Oyster fried was understoodTo say "I'm great because I'm good!"Each reckons greatness to consistIn that in which he heads the list.And Harris thinks he tops his classBecause he is the greatest Ass.
2010 Update: adj. Surmounting falling standards, as the man who, having walked down the beach at low tide and returned with dry feet is declared to walk on water.