- the region in Swift's Gulliver's Travels where everything was of enormous size.
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Examples from the Web for brobdingnag
And he pointed to one that might have been used in Brobdingnag.Dead Man's Land
George Manville Fenn
At all events a baby is, and must be, well used to living in Brobdingnag.The Seven Ages of Man
He was going to have asked for some of the Brobdingnag raspberry-plants.The Parent's Assistant
The whole man seemed but a single hand—a Brobdingnag hand affixed to the body of a Liliputian.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.
John Uri Lloyd
In Brobdingnag Swift is generally said to be looking, as Scott expresses it, through the other end of the telescope.Swift
Word Origin and History for brobdingnag
(not *brobdignag), 1727, Swift's name in "Gulliver's Travels" for imaginary country where everything was on a gigantic scale.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper