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Laputa

[luh-pyoo-tuh] /ləˈpyu tə/
noun
1.
an imaginary flying island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the inhabitants of which engaged in a variety of ridiculous projects and pseudoscientific experiments.
Related forms
Laputan, adjective, noun
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  • Laputa would be in a hurry, and therefore he would try to cross at the nearest point.

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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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  • I could not warn Laputa, for that would seal my own fate, even if I were believed.

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

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  • I did not want to see him; above all, I did not want him to find Laputa.

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  • Maps were spread beside them, and Laputa's delicate forefinger was tracing a route.

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

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  • With the password I would gain admittance, and there would wait for Laputa and Henriques.

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  • Henriques was after the rubies, and it was his interest to get Laputa across the river before the attack began.

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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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