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Laputa

[luh-pyoo-tuh]
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noun
  1. an imaginary flying island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the inhabitants of which engaged in a variety of ridiculous projects and pseudoscientific experiments.
Related formsLa·pu·tan, adjective, noun
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  • Laputa must have disapproved, for Henriques' voice grew high.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • Laputa strode down the hall, with Henriques limping behind him.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • Once more we were sitting on the ground, all except Laputa and the Keeper.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • The priest's lips moved as if in prayer: of Laputa I saw only the back, and his head was bowed.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • Laputa had gone, and would return sooner or later with Henriques.

    Prester John

    John Buchan