[lil-i-puht, -puh t]
- an imaginary country inhabited by people about 6 inches (15 cm) tall, described in Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
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Mara, of course, has that other-worldly star aura: remarkably perfect skin and a body from Lilliput.CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Honor the Next Big Designers
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And Lilliput Land is (or ought to be) the freeest country in the universe.Pinafore Palace
He knew that around the center they contemptuously called him "Lilliput."Warning from the Stars
Relate briefly what happened to Gulliver after he landed on Lilliput.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year
It might have been taken for the house of a dwarf, or of a bookbinder of Lilliput.The Immortal
If Blefuscu and Mildendo look unfamiliar, go to Lilliput for them.Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson
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The first land that Lemuel Gulliver visits in Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. The inhabitants, though human in form, are only six inches tall.
Something “lilliputian” (lil-i-pyooh-shuhn) is very small. The expression is especially appropriate for a miniature version of something.
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