Here's a paragraph from World of Warcraft: Traveler (a fantasy novel for young adults). In a fight between two characters -- human Malus and ogre Gordok -- after the author describes the human combatant's height, he adds "and no maypole". I'm not a native English speaker and totally confused with this phrase. I know what is a maypole, but I don't understand why it appears in this sentence. BTW, "Maypole" also is a spell in the game of WOW, but I don't think it can be applied in this context.
The “little Malus man” – who was easily six and a half feet tall and no maypole – leapt forward, slamming his entire fifteen stone right into Gordok’s chest and gut. The ogre stumbled back – only a few steps – but Malus landed both feet on the morningstar’s chain, and its handle was yanked from the warlord’s hand. In addition, Gordok’s loose helm slipped down over his eyes. In the two seconds it took him to snag it off his head and throw it away, Malus was practically behind him, stabbing his sword into the ogre’s unarmored rear left thigh.