Definition of Laputa
1. Noun. A land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected.
Derivative terms: Laputan, Laputan
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Literary usage of Laputa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"laputa, island described in Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' as floating in the air guided by a ... laputa in many respects resembles the "lantern-land" in ..."
2. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"The object of the third voyage, that to laputa, is to ridicule the mathematician* and philosophers of Swift's (biy, and in particular the members of the ..."