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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However, A Map is a remarkable achievement in the way it dexterously dovetails the Lilliputian part of the novel with its Madras part.
Like the "Modern" spider, the central position of the Lilliputian king has facilitated absolute control over the whole city and empire - a position once occupied by the temple in ancient, cardo-decumanus towns.
We've had photos from street level and taken from a bird's eye view, images of the Giants and the crowds, pictures of Lilliputians and of our wonderful region's beaches, streets and waterfronts.
It could be the way they just look so human, or the appeal of those Lilliputians, doing the job of a hive full of worker bees in their matching uniforms at ground level, swinging on the cables which give these remarkable visitors life.
She much prefers lowly Horatio (Jason Segel), but Lilliputian law dictates that only someone who commits an heroic deed can ask for her hand in marriage.
Dental wear on the teeth, among other evidence, indicates that the lilliputian skull belonged to a nearly full-grown or adult Hadrocodium.
But in the meantime it's all too easy for us to get caught up in our own Lilliputian struggles over which orthodoxies will or should prevail-such as which artists act from a creative impulse disconnected from corporate conspiracies, or which artists take up arms against those conspiracies in their work, or which artists embrace a perceived obligation of any kind.
Merseyside has become so used to the mechanics of Jean-Luc's marionettes that they knew it would be impossible for the Giant to make his 11am start, as there wasn't a Lilliputian in sight.
Needless to say, Jade's Lilliputian brain failed to compute the last unenthusiastic "yes".
Caught in his confrontation with some greater power, he turns away from the viewer, perhaps in self-horror, perhaps unaware that his body is a swarm of Lilliputian exhibitionists, tireless multipliers of sexual urge.
In the lilliputian realm of modern electronics, old-style vacuum tubes have all the charm of hulking Gullivers.
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.