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Gulliver's Travels

ByJonathan Swift

The popularity of Gulliver is such that the term "Lilliputian" has entered many languages as an adjective meaning "small and delicate". There is even a brand of cigar called Lilliput which is small. In addition to this there are a series of collectible model-houses known as "Lilliput Lane". The smallest light bulb fitting (5mm diameter) in the Edison screw series is called the "Lilliput Edison screw". In Dutch, the word "Lilliputter" is used for adults shorter than 1.30 meters. Conversely, "Brobdingnagian" appears in the Oxford English Dictionary as a synonym for "very large" or "gigantic".

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Publication Date
Aug 17, 2011
Language
English
ISBN
9781447823926
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jonathan Swift

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EPUB

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