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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Definitions for lilliputian

  1. Extremely small; tiny; diminutive.
  2. Trivial.

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Citations for lilliputian
A low fence surrounded the gash, but given the length and width and depth of this trench, the fence seemed Lilliputian, feeble. Lewis Buzbee, The Haunting of Charles Dickens
Fifty-to-one-hundred- foot-tall hoodoo rock formations towered above me as I scrambled around the sandstone and granite like a Lilliputian. Aron Ralston, 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Origin of lilliputian
1726
Lilliputian pertaining to Lilliput, the fabulous island whose inhabitants were six inches high, coined by Swift in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726).