lilliputian

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining To Lilliput; tiny; diminutive.

Part of speech: noun

An inhabitant of Lilliput; a pigmy; dwarf. Liliputian.

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Usage examples "lilliputian":

  1. In the foreground, in front of and below this almost fantastic landscape, is a miniature garden where two beautiful white cats are taking the air, amusing themselves by pursuing each other through the paths of a Lilliputian labyrinth, shaking the wet sand from their paws. - "Madame Chrysantheme Complete", Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009.
  2. I have been in Lincolnshire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire- and have seen and enjoyed, in these counties, groups of cattle which appeared calculated for the land and the table of giants, compared with the Lilliputian objects, of the bucoline species, which were straying, in thin flocks, through the luxuriant pastures of Normandy. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
  3. I did not believe the Lilliputian fetters of that day strong enough to have bound so many. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.