- an imaginary flying island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the inhabitants of which engaged in a variety of ridiculous projects and pseudoscientific experiments.
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Examples from the Web for laputa
Laputa must have disapproved, for Henriques' voice grew high.
Laputa strode down the hall, with Henriques limping behind him.
Once more we were sitting on the ground, all except Laputa and the Keeper.
The priest's lips moved as if in prayer: of Laputa I saw only the back, and his head was bowed.
Laputa had gone, and would return sooner or later with Henriques.