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Lilliput

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

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.

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