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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia


A flying island inhabited by speculative philosophers, visited by Gulliver in his "Travels," who, when their minds began to be too much absorbed in their studies, were wakened up by a set of attendants called "Flappers" armed with dried bladders full of small pebbles or "dried peas" attached to the end of a stick, with which they struck them gently about the mouth and ears.

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Bibliography Information
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Laputa'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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