Brobdingnag

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Brobdingnag

  1. A fictional country inhabited by giants, which appears in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
    • 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part II, Chapter IV
      [] if this treatise should happen to be translated into the language of Brobdingnag (which is the general name of that kingdom,) and transmitted thither, the king and his people would have reason to complain that I had done them an injury []

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