lilliput

Part of speech: noun

A fictitious island described by Swift in his Gulliver's Travels, where the men were six inches in height, and trees, houses, and all other objects in proportion.

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Usage examples "lilliput":

  1. As they advance slowly, she towering above her tiny bodyguard, one thinks of Gulliver moving through Lilliput; and there is a touch of solemnity in the procession which recalls a mighty Indian idol being carried through the streets, with people thronging about its feet. - "Prose Fancies", Richard Le Gallienne.
  2. The republican spirit had slumbered on the white cliffs of Albion, and in his sleep, like the man- mountain in Lilliput, had been pinned down to the earth by the threads of a spider's web for cords. - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
  3. Arbuthnot says he " lent the book to an old gentleman, who went immediately to his map to search for Lilliput." - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.