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In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the imaginary country inhabited by people 6 inches (15 cm) high; the term Lilliputian for a trivial or very small person or thing derives from this.

When Gulliver is shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput, the inhabitants attempt to constrain him by tying him down with a network of ropes; this image is often referred to in allusions to Gulliver and Lilliput.

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