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Occasionally when learning gemara one comes across an incredibly long and daunting Tosfot like s.v. Parah on Bava Kama 76a or an "iceberg"[1] such as s.v. Mah on Yoma 82a-b. (These are just examples.)

So, what is the longest Tosfot in Shas?


[1] You can't see the majority of an iceberg, as it's underwater.


Edit: if people post serious suggestions in the comments here, I can analyze word counts for individual tosfots. But please make it your best guess after considering the suggestions already made. And please link to the daf on hebrewbooks.

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Longest in word count? –  msh210 Feb 16 '12 at 17:14
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@msh210 Or letters. I don't really care. Lines are not practical because of shape changes on the daf and I doubt there will be a difference in ranking between words and letters. That's why I didn't specify. –  Double AA Feb 16 '12 at 17:16
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There's a pretty funny juxtaposition on Bava Kamma 107a, too, where one of the longest Tosafos is followed by one with a grand total of four words ("הכל מפורש בכמה מקומות"). Although by the looks of it, that one is still shorter than your example from Yoma. –  Alex Feb 16 '12 at 20:38
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חגיגה כא ע''א, מנחות כב ע''ב זבחים עא ע''א, יומא נו ע''א,נזיר לו ע''ב all have enormous תוספות.

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Is one of them the longest? –  Double AA Feb 16 '12 at 23:29
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Another one is on Zevachim 60b-61a. –  Alex Feb 16 '12 at 23:32
    
@Alex , moses, see edits to the question. –  Double AA Feb 16 '12 at 23:41
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