[ luh-pyoo-tuh ]
/ ləˈpyu tə /
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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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How to use Laputa in a sentence
I need scarcely say not into two equal parts; no one out of the island of Laputa could do that.Hopes and Fears for Art|William Morris
His third voyage takes him to Laputa, where he sees the philosophers; and on the fourth he visits the land of the Houyhnhnms.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
Orivie smiled indulgently as I explained to him that that hole was made by sea-currents when Laputa was under the ocean.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
Was it a banquet with joints cut Laputa-like, after some fashion of concepts, or syllogistic figures?Modern Skepticism|C. J. Ellicott
Wonder if she waits on lodgers—if so, my dinners will be rather like the banquet Gulliver had at Laputa.