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[luh-pyoo-tuh] /ləˈpyu tə/
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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Laputan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • Laputa must have disapproved, for Henriques' voice grew high.

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

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  • They certainly did not suspect my presence in the cave, nor did Laputa show any ruffling of his calm.

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  • A pace before they met he halted, and Laputa went on his knees before him.

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

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  • I was not afraid now of Kaffir guns, but of the black magic of which Laputa had the key.

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

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  • Then on Laputa's forehead and bare breast he drew a bloody cross. '

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  • Nearly every tribe had its secret chest, and our friend Laputa had the use of them all.

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  • Then I went out to find Laputa standing patiently in the sunshine.

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