What does the word lilliput mean?

Usage examples for lilliput

  1. 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. by Josiah Quincy
  2. 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) by Isaac D'Israeli