What does the word lilliputian mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Thomas Jefferson
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