Lilliputian


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Lilliputian

 

dwarf, a person of very small size. The term comes from J. Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, which described an imaginary country inhabited by tiny people.

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Lilliputian chose a technology path that was best for creating a compelling product for the portable electronics market even though there were significant obstacles to success.
Hydrogen and fuel cell companies presenting at the event include Acumentrics, Btu International, CTP Hydrogen, H9, Lilliputian, Nuvera, Protonex, and Saint-Gobain.
In the lilliputian realm of modern electronics, old-style vacuum tubes have all the charm of hulking Gullivers.
As on every other day of the weekend, thousands of people had descended on the Kings Dock by the time the two giants and their canine companion were woken by their Lilliputian helpers.
Having seen this Lilliputian nightmare, we are then invited to condemn the parents for trying to live their ambitions through their children.
It's a 1:4 scale model of Mies van der Rohe's famous Farnsworth House, 1945-50, and its miniature plate-glass windows are almost completely curtained off, preventing us from seeing but not from hea ring a Lilliputian cocktail party going on inside.
Bloch and his colleagues discovered the Lilliputian lightweight, named Batodonoides vanhouteni, in 53-million-year-old limestone nodules from Wyoming.
3 in about an hour's time, the largest measuring 14 inches - a monster among the typically lilliputian goldens.
And irthelped Carlton's profits grow by shrinking actors to Lilliputian size in Gulliver's Travels.
Using giant scale IMAX 3D technology, this adventure story set in the imaginary Lilliputian world of the early 1700s will feature an eight-story high 3D Gulliver that will thrill and delight audiences throughout the world.
She much prefers lowly Horatio (Jason Segel) but Lilliputian law dictates only someone who commits a truly heroic deed can ask for the princess's hand in marriage.
These Lilliputian laboratories also come with their own "miniature plumbing problem," says Heaney.