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Daemon
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lilliputian

(adjective) Very small.

Synonyms: bantam, diminutive, flyspeck, midget, petite, tiny

Usage: How am I supposed to fit everything I will need for summer camp in this lilliputian trunk?!
Doce
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Funny thing: I was just holding Gulliver's Travels when I saw the 'word of the day'.
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Dr. Mohammed Albadri
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lilliputian |==|pyüshən adjective sometimes capitalized
Etymology: Lilliput, imaginary country + English -ian, adjective suffix
Westley Payne
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nice post luker4
TazDvl
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If I remember the story correctly, wasnThink Think 't Gulliver considered lilliputian in another land during his travels?
Luker4
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Part I: A Voyage to Lilliput[edit]
4 May 1699[3] – 13 April 1702[4]


Mural depicting Gulliver surrounded by citizens of Lilliput.
The book begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver, in the style of books of the time, gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages. He enjoys travelling, although it is that love of travel that is his downfall. During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less than 6 inches tall, who are inhabitants of the island country of Lilliput. After giving assurances of his good behaviour, he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the court. From there, the book follows Gulliver's observations on the Court of Lilliput. He is also given the permission to roam around the city on a condition that he must not harm their subjects. Gulliver assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbours, the Blefuscudians, by stealing their fleet. However, he refuses to reduce the island nation of Blefuscu to a province of Lilliput, displeasing the King and the court. Gulliver is charged with treason for, among other crimes, "making water" (urination) in the capital, though he was putting out a fire and saving countless lives. He is convicted and sentenced to be blinded, but with the assistance of a kind friend, he escapes to Blefuscu. Here he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a passing ship, which safely takes him back home. This book of the Travels is a topical political satire.
curmudgeonine
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Lilliput from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Christine
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaVYhTeh8Oo
Wizard of Oz's lilliput people
Marguerite
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:51:03 PM

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In Guilliver's TravelsPart II: A Voyage to Brobdingnag, the people of Brobdingnag are giants who live in peace. The King of Grobdingnay describes Europeans as "the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth." The Brobdingnag have no real enemies yet maintain a standing army, maybe in the event of an attempted European occupation.
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My knowledge is Lilliputian compared to yours.
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I looked up and there was lilliputian a baby buggy.

Sorry, that's all I've got for now.
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