Thursday, March 14, 2013

Brobdingnagian


Brobdingnag is a fictional land in Jonathan Swift's satirical novel Gulliver's Travels occupied by giants. Lemuel Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown land.

The adjective Brobdingnagian has come to describe anything of colossal size.

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