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[lil-i-puht, -puh t]
  1. an imaginary country inhabited by people about 6 inches (15 cm) tall, described in Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
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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.

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Something “lilliputian” (lil-i-pyooh-shuhn) is very small. The expression is especially appropriate for a miniature version of something.
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