Brobdingnag

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Brobdingnag

  1. A fictional country inhabited by giants, which appears in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
    • 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], chapter IV, in Gulliver’s Travels, volume I, London: Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, OCLC 995220039, part II:
      [] 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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