abated
something perceived as threatening become less so
abstersives
purgative.
accoutred
clothed and equipped
acoustics
dealing with sound and sound waves
acrostics
word puzzle
adamant
a legendary stone of impenetrable hardness, formerly sometimes identified with the diamond.
adventitious
abnormal
advised to alter my condition
colloquialism: don't remain single any longer
a fancy came into my head
colloquialism: I thought of a fun idea
ague
malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering
Alcoran
Koran, religious writings
alighting
descending from the air and settling
amendment by precept or example
colloquialism: change by rule or example
amity
a friendly relationship
a most signal service
colloquialism: a very special thing to do
anagrams
a word, phrase or name formed by rearranging the letters of another
annexed
append or add as and extra document
antic
grotesque or bizarre
anticipate the reader
colloquialism: to mention before its proper time to the reader
aperitives
an appetite stimulant
apophlegmatics
Designed to facilitate discharges of phlegm or mucus from mouth or nostrils
apothecaries
pharmacies
appellation
name or title
approbation
approval or praise
aqueous
containing water
arch
patronizing
arch boy
a mischievous boy
astrolabes
an astronomical instrument for taking the altitude of the sun or stars and for the solution of other problems in astronomy and navigation
asunder
apart
averse
having a strong dislike
Balnibarbi
a ground based dominion of Laputa visited by Gulliver and inhabited by project designers.
barbarity
extreme cruelty
bark
a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on all but the aftermost mast, which is fore-and-aft-rigged.
bawds
women who are in charge of brothels
beeves
plural form of beef
bemired
covered or stained
benefactor
a person who gives money or other help to a person
bevil
bevel, a surface that does not form a right angle with adjacent surfaces.
Big-endians
Lilliputian - political and belief system based on breaking the big end of a hard-boiled egg
Blefuscu
island north-east of Lilliput inhabited by people the same size as Lilliputians
bliffmarklub
Luggnagg - high-chamberlain
blown bladder
balloon
Blundecral
Lilliputian religious writings similiar to the Koran
blustrugs
about twelve miles
bolus
small rounded mass of chewed food
Borach mevolah
words in Lilliputian meaning Look out below
bosses of straw
colloquialism: a rounded mass of straw
bound apprentice
One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade, art, or business.
boxes with his wings
colloquialism: beat on me like a boxer
breaches
a gap made in a wall
Brobdingnag
misspelling of Brobdingrag
Brobdingrag - spelled Brobdingnag in the book
Land of giants visited by Gulliver
buccaneers
pirates
buff
a stout dull yellow leather with a velvety surface
buffoons
ridiculous amusing persons
bundles of white thin substances
Lilliputian inventory - journal-book
Burglum
Lilliputian - Fire
burthen
burden
by a side-wind
colloquialism: sneaky, not a direct attack
cabal
a secret political faction
cabinet
a small room
calcine
ruduce oxidize or desiccate by strong heat
calentures
feverish delirium caused by the heat in the tropics
candour
openness, frankness, honesty, truthfulness
cant
the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession
caprices
a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior
cashiered
fired
censure
express severe disapproval
cephalalgics
headache medicine
cephalic
pertaining to the head.
chaff
husks of corn or other seed
chambermaid
a maid who cleans bedrooms and bathrooms
chancery
a court of equity, a legal court
chaps
a fissure or crack, especially in the skin
cider
an unfermented drink made by crushing fruit
circumlocutions
the use of many words where fewer would do
circumspection
wary and unwilling to take risks
circumspectly
wary and unwilling to take risks
circumstantial
containing full details
cistern
a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid.
clemency
mercy or lenience
climenole
Laputian - flapper
clock-work
a mechanism with a spring and toothed gearwheels
close chair
a mode of transportation made like a chair covered with concealing curtains and carried by men holding poles
clyster
enema
cogitation
think deeply about something
colic
severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas
colloquialism (not in book, but used in definitions)
a phrase that is common in everyday conversation during Jonathan Swift's time period
Colossus
a statue that is much bigger than life size
colt
a male horse of not more than four years of age
comelier
handsomer, more attractive
commodious
convenient
common scribbles of politics and party
colloquialism: written works of politicians or political parties
complaisant
willing to please, obliging
concourse
crowd or assembly of people
concupiscence
strong sexual desire, lust
confederacy
a league or alliance
congruity
harmony
conjurers
a person who conjures spirits or practices magic; magician
consist with reason
colloquialism: to exist together or be capable of existing together
consorts
wives, husbands or companions of a reigning monarch
contemn
treat or regard with contempt
copse
a small group of trees
coquetry
flirting
cordial
a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor
corking-pin
something similar to a hat pin
corrosives
something corrosive, as an acid or drug
courser
a swift horse
crack-brained
extremely foolish
craunch
crunch
cudgel
a short thick stick used as a weapon
cycloid
resembling a circle; circular
dear pledges
colloquialism: dear ones I pledged to care for
dearth
a scarcity of lack of something
debauched
indulged in sensual pleasures
deceiving
cause someone to believe something untrue
declensions
the whole set of inflected forms of such a word
declivity
a downward slope
degenerate
having lost the physical, mental or moral qualities considered normal as in what Gulliver considered the normal horse lost compared to Houyhnhnms
delineate
to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially
demigods
a being of lesser divine status
deportment
a person's behavior or manners
depose
to testify or affirm under oath
descant
a comment, criticism, or discourse
descried
caught sight of
desmesne
land attached to a manor and retained for the owner's own use
desmesnes
land attached to a manor and retained for the owner's own use
dexterous
demonstrating neat skill with the hands
diminutive
extremely small
disapprobation
strong disapproval
discharge it upwards
colloquialism: vomit
discomposed
disturbed or agitated
disconsolate
without comfort
disguise
to conceal or cover up the truth
disquietudes
the state of disquiet; uneasiness
diuretic
causing increased passing of urine
diverts
entertains, amuses
docible
Easily taught or managed; teachable.
docility
reacy to accept control or instruction, submissive
dotage
the period of life in which a person is old and weak
dram cup
a medicinal cup, 1 Dram = 0.0156251056896 Cup
draymen
people who delivers beer for a brewery
drurr
Lilliputian - measurement of 1/14 of an inch
dugs
nipples of a female animal
durst
archaic past of dare
eat nothing but their own cotton
colloquialism: referring to printers who wrote on paper made from cotton rags
ebullient
cheerful and full of energy
edifice
a large impressive building
effluvia
an unpleasant or harmful order, secretion or discharge
ellipses
a regular oval shape
embargo
an official ban on trade
encomiums
a speech that praises someone
endowments
an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature.
endued
endowed or provided with a quality or ability
enormities
extreme seriousness
equilateral triangle
a three sided regular polygon
equipage
the equipment for a particular purpose
equivocating
use ambiguous language to conceal the truth
erudition
having or showing great knowledge or learning
espalier
a shrub whose branches are trained to grow flat against a wall
espied
caught sight of
esteemed
respected and admired
exchequer
a royal or national treasury
execrable
extremely bad or unpleasant
exhaled by the sun
colloquialism: evaporated by the sun
expostulate
express strong disapproval or disagreement
expostulated
express strong disapproval
express
a letter or telegram
extenuated
made seem less serious
extenuation
making seem less serious or more forgivable
external taction
external stimulation
extravagancies
immoderate or absurd speech or behaviour
fall together by the ears
colloquialism: To fight and scratch each other
felicity
intense happiness
flandona gagnole
Laputian - astronomer's cave
flapper
a person who carries a balloon a stick and whacks residents of Laputa on the mouth and ears
flatus
gas in the stomach
flunec
Blefuscudian - name for glimigrim
flying or discovering fear before a fierce animal
colloquialism: running away from or showing fear in front of an animal
foal
a young horse, mule, or related animal, especially one that is not yet one year of age.
fob
a chain attached to a watch for carrying in a waistcoat or waistband pocket
foot-cloth
Lilliputian - term for rug or carpet
fopperies
behaving in a manner of a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners, silly behaviors
fore-sail
the principal sail on a foremast
fortnight
a period of two weeks
foundering
to stumble, break down, or go lame
fourscore
eighty
fourteen years old
the age Gulliver was sent to college which at that time was not a school for adults after 12 years of school but rather equivalent to high school and above
fulsome
complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
fundament
buttocks
galbet
Lilliputian - admiral of the realm
gallants
a man exceptionally attentive to women
gallery
a long covered area, narrow and open at one or both sides, used especially as a walk or corridor.
garret
attic room
gave me power to traffic
colloquialism: set it up so I could do business
ghastliness
freat horror, frightful, macabre
gibbet
a gallows
gibers
mockers or taunters
gimlet holes
tiny holes drilled by hand into wood
girt
encircled like a belt
glimigrim
Lilliputian - most delicious wine
glomglung
Brobdingnagian - length equal to 18 miles
Glubbdubdrib
island of sorcerers or magicians visited by Gulliver
Glumdalclitch
Brobdingnagian - little nurse
glumglum
Lilliputian - a title one degree lower than Gulliver's nardac
glumguffs
six feet deep
gnnayn
Houyhnhnm - a bird of prey
got no mischief by my fall
colloquialism: I was not hurt by the fall
graciously suffered me
colloquialism: pleasantly and kindly allowed me
gradations
a series of successive changes or degrees
grandee
a nobleman of the highest rank
great seal
The principal seal of a government
Grildrig
Brobdingnagian - a doll or little man
grultrud
Brobdingnagian - crier, town official who makes public announcements
had gained so far
colloquialism: made me look good
half-pike
A short spear carried by officers of infantry
hams
the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock together.
hanger
a light saber of the 17th and 18th centuries, often worn by sailors hung from a belt
hautboys
oboes
have now done with
colloquialism: quit
heat
to excite emotionally; inflame or rouse with passion
Hekinah degul
words in Lilliputian possibly meaning What in the devil
helot
a member of serfs in ancient Sparta
hemp
cannabis plant when grown for fiber
hhuun hhuun
Houyhnhnm - hurry up
hinder feet
back feet, hind feet
hinds
shortened from Old English "behindan", a peasant or rustic person
his piece charged
colloquialism: his gun loaded and ready to shoot
hlunnh
Houyhnhnm - oats
hnea-yahoo
Houyhnhnm - Yahoo's evil
hnhloayn
Houyhnhnm - an exhortation
Hnuy illa nyha, majah Yahoo
Houyhnhnm - Take care of thyself, gentle Yahoo
hobgoblins
something causing superstitious fear
hogsheads
large casks equal to 63 gallons
holla
hollar, call
hollow pillar of iron
Lilliputian inventory - pistol
homunceletino
a word Gulliver/Swift made up as Italian meaning doll
hosier
manufacturer or seller of hosiery
Houyhnhnm
a species of intelligent horse met by Gulliver, the word means perfection of nature
Houyhnhnmland
where Houyhnhnms live
humours
mental disposition or temperament
hung out her ancient
colloquialism: possibly a ship hanging out an identifying flag
hurgo
Lilliputian for great lord
husbandry
the care, cultivation and breeding of animals - or children from poverty stricken homes
huzzahs
hurrahs, a shout
icterics
jaundice medicine
ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
ignominy
a public shame or disgrace
ill countenance
colloquialism: a bad attitude
I made a shift
I made an ingenious device
imbecility
stupidity
impertinence
not showing proper respect
Imprimis
Lilliputian - Inventory
inadvertence
not resulting from or achieved through deliverate planning
inclemencies
unpleasantly cold or wet
incognito
in disguise
indocible
Incapable of being taught, or not easily instructed; dull in intellect
infallibly
without a doubt
infused
mixed in
iniquitous
immoral or grossly unfair behavior
innuendo
al allusive or oblique disparaging remark
insuperable
impossible to overcome
intermperance
having or showing a lack of self-control
interpolator
someone who alters or corrupts (as a text) by inserting new or foreign matter b: to insert (words) into a text or into a conversation
interposition
something placed between
intestine disquiets
colloquialism: a situation that makes you feel sick inside
in the compass of two years
colloquialism: in the time period of two years
intrepidity
fearless, adventurous
inundation
flooding
inured
accustom to something
jargon
the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group
jerkin
a sleeveless close-fitting jacket made of leather
jet d'eau
A stream of water spouting upward
joiner
a person who constructs wooden components
jointures
an estate settled on a wife for the period which she survives her husband
judicial astrology
legal interpretation of the study of the movements of celestial bodies
junto
political faction
justest
based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair
justling
jostle, bumped around
kindle
light or set on fire
kite
small bird of the hawk family
knave
a dishonest or unscrupulous man
lading
cargo of a vessel or ship
Lagado
metropolis of Balnibarbi
lamenting
passionate expression of grief or sorrow
Langro dehul san
words in Lilliputian
lappet
a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part, especially of a garment or headdress, the lapel of a coat
Laputa
a floating island visited by Gulliver inhabited by mathematicians
latitude
an angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
laud
praise
lawn
a fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes
leading-string
leash
league
distance of 3 miles
lee-side
side of the island sheltered from the wind
lenitives
a mild laxative
Levant
the eastern part of the Mediterranean with its islands and neighboring countries
levee
(in Great Britain) a public court assembly, held in the early afternoon, at which men only are received.
lewdness
crude and offensive sexual behavior
libertine
a person who behaves without moral principles
libidinous
showing excessive sexual drive
licentiousness
promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters
ligatures
a cord or thread used in surgery used for tying or binding something tightly
Lilliput
an island nation inhabited by people who are tiny in size compared to Gulliver
limpet
a marine mollusk with a shallow conical shell
lineament
distinctive features
linnet
a brown and gray finch
lived hard by
colloquialism: lived nearby
loadstone
lodestone, a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.
Lorgrulgrud
Brobdingnagian - a metropolis called Pride of the Universe
Luggnagg
an island visited by Gulliver
luhimuhs
Houyhnhnm - wilds rats
lumos kelmin pesso desmar lon emposo
Lilliputian meaning swear a peace with him and his kingdom
lunge
lungs
lusus naturae
a freak
lyhannh
Houyhnhnm - a bird
lying
to be in the act of telling an untruth
made a countenance
colloquialism: made a facial expression
making water
the act of urination
malice of the rabble
a disorderly crowd desiring to do evil or having ill will
malleability
able to be hammered
mannikin
diminutive man
many good offices he had done me
colloquialism: the many good things he did for me and good actions he did for me
mares
a fully mature female horse or other equine animal
marrow-bone
a bone containing edible marrow
mast
the fruit of the oak and beech or other forest trees, used as food for hogs and other animals.
maxim
a short pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct
meats
solid food
meers and bounds
a system or method of describing land
melancholy
deep, pensive and long-lasting sadness
men of war
a ship armed with cannon and propelled primarily by sails
merchantman
a trading ship
metamorphosed
to change the form or nature of; transformed
metropolis
capital city
minced
cut up into very small pieces
mizen
the mast aft of a ship's mainmast
moidores
a Portuguese gold coin
monsoon
a seasonal prevailing wind in the region of the Indian subcontinent
moonshine night
colloquialism: full moon night
morose
sullen and ill-tempered
mortification
A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride
mould
mold
mummy
a mass of pulp
nags
an old, inferior, or worthless horses
nanunculus
a word Gulliver/Swift made up saying it was Latin to mean doll
nardac
Lilliputian - highest title of honor in the land
nativity
place of birth
necromancy
practice of communicating with the dead
Nec si miserum Fortuna Sinonem Finxit, vanum etiam, mendacemque improba finget
(a Latin and nonsense statement meaning) not if you wish wretched fortune to allow to touch depravity
nettled
to irritate, annoy, or provoke
never suffered to converse with servants
colloquialism: not allowed to speak to servants as it is beneath their station
new-fangled
derogatory - objectionably new
nitre
potassium nitrate
nnuhnoh
Houyhnhnm - an animal similar to a rabbit
noblemen
men who belong to the noble class, above the working man
norms
usual, typical, standard
noxious
harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being
obsequious
obedient to an excessive degree
occiput
the back of the head or skull
odiousness
extreme unpleasantness
Old Jewry
an older section of a Jewish quarter in a town or city
one of their issue
colloquialism: a child
oratory
style of speaking
ordure
excrement or dung
orthography
conventional spelling system of a language
outwardly caressed me more than was usual to the moroseness of his nature
colloquialism: fawned or exhibited false affection more than usual
packthread
thick thread for tying up packages
palliatives
to relieve or lessen without curing
pallisadoed
fenced in by stakes
pallisados
any one of a row of large pointed stakes set in the ground to form a fence used for fortification
pandarism
pimping
panegyric
a public speech in praise of something
parallelograms
a quadrilateral having both pairs of opposite sides parallel to each other.
parity
state of being equal
party of ten horse
colloquialism: an escort of ten men riding horses
pastern
the sloping part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the hoof
peccant
having committed a fault or sin, offending
pecuniary
relating to money
pedlars
peddlers
peevish
easily irritated by unimportant things
penknife
a small pocketknife with a blade that folds into the handle
Peplom selan
Lilliputian possibly meaning release the ropes
percolate
a liquid or gas filter gradually through a porous surface
perihelion
the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is closest to the sun
perpetuity
a thing that lasts forever
perspective glass
telescope
pestered
troubled or annoyed
petrifying
converting into stone or a stony substance
phials
vials
physic
medicine, the art of healing
piece of coarse-cloth large enough to be a foot-cloth
Lilliputian description of a handkerchief
pigmies
tiny people
pillion
a pad or cushion attached behind a saddle
pinks
carnations
pistoles
a coin and monetary unit of Portugal and Cape Verde, equal to 100 centavos.
pittance
a scanty income or remuneration
plain relation
colloquialism: telling a story plainly
pleader
a person who addresses a court as an advocate on behalf of a party
ploughing
plowing, cultivating land
plumbed
measure the depth of a body of water
pocket perspective
a small pair of binoculars or telescope
polysyllables
a word consisting of more than two syllables
positiveness
overconfident or dogmatic
posterity
all future generations of people
postillion
a person who rides the leading left-hand horse of a team
prating
talking excessively and foolishly
pravity
moral crookedness
preferment
promotion
princes of the blood
boys and girls born to the king of Lilliput
procure
obtain
prodigious
remarkably or impressively great in size
projectors
people who form projects or plans; schemers
propensity
an inclination to behave in a particular way
proposed an expedient
colloquialism: suggested something suitable or appropriate
pudenda
a woman's external genitals
puissant
having great power or influence
quadrant
an instrument used for taking angular measurments of altitude consisting of a graduated quarter circle and a sighting mechanism
quadruply
four times the amount
quantum
quantity or amount
Queen Anne
Queen Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) ascended the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland on 8 March 1702
quelled
put an end to a rebellion by force
quinbus flestrin
Lilliputian - man-mountain
quitted her grasp
colloquialism: let me go
rack and manger
a box or trough in a stable or barn from which horses or cattle eat.
raillery
good-humored teasing
rallied
to find renewed strength or vigor
ranfulo
Lilliputian - breeches or trousers
rapine
violent seizure of someone's property
rapture
a feeling of intense pleasure or joy
ravenous
extremely hungry
ready to own publicly
colloquialism: ready to admit publicly
reaping-hooks
an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
recalcitrate
(used in a Latin phrase definition) to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance
Recalcitrat undique tutus
(Latin phrase meaning) recalcitrat from all sides safe
recluse
favoring a solitary life without the company of people
relplum scalcath
Brobdingnagian - a freak of nature
repine
feel or express discontentment
repletion
filled or well-supplied
reprobate
an unprincipled person
restive
unable to keep still
restringents
astringent
retinue
a group of advisors or assistants accompanying an important person
rhomboides
an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal.
rickety
having a disease of childhood
rivulets
a very small stream
roguery
dishonesty, playful mischief
rope-dancers
tightrope walkers
round flat pieces of white and red metal
Lilliputian inventory - coins
ructations
belching
rue
evergreen leaves which yield an acrid volatile oil, formerly used medicinally as a narcotic and stimulant
sallow
yellow complexion
sardral
gentleman usher
scaffold
a raised wooden platform used for execution
schism
split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties caused by differences in opinion or belief
scimitar
a short sword with a curved blade
scrofulous
a disease with glandular swellings
scruple
a feeling of doubt or hesitation regarding the morality of an action
scrutoire
writing desk
sculls
a pair of small oars used by a single rower
scurvy trick
low down and dirty trick
scythes
tools used for cutting crops wit ha long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to which are one or two short handles
sea-language
the typical language used by 18th century sailors
sedan
an enclosed chair for conveying one person
seduced me down to the door
colloquialism: convinced me with kind words to go to the door
seminal
highly original and influencing the development of future events
sempstresses
seamstress
servile
having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others
settled my little economy
colloquialism: set up my area, took care of my affairs
sextant
an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, especially the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars.
sextumvirate
union of six men in the same office
shnuwnh
Houyhnhnm - to retire to his first mother, died
shuffling
walk by dragging one's feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground
signet royal
a royal seal set in a ring used instead of a signature to give authentication to a person or official document
silver chest
snuff box
similitudes
a comparison between two things
Slamecksan
Lilliputian political party based on low heel shoes
sledge
a vehicle on runners, a sleigh
sloe
a small bluish-black fruit of the blackthorn
sloop
a one-masted sailboat with a fore-and-aft mainsail and a jib
slumskudask
Luggnagg - token of remembrance
smith
a worker in metal
snilpall
Lilliputian - legal
snuff
ground or pulverised tobacco leaves
solicitations
requests to obtain a favor
soporiferous
sleep inducing
sordid
arousing moral distate and contempt
sorrel
a plant with arrow-shaped leaves
so studious of ornament
colloquialism: intent on learning something that made me look or be better
spangle
sequin for a dress
spectacles
glasses
splacnuck
Brobdingnagian - a small field animal the size of a rat or mouse but in comparison with Gulliver about six feet long
spleen
melancholy
splenetics
tending to produce melancholy.
spooning
a ship scudding without any sail
springes
a noose or snare for catching small game
sprit-sail
a sail extended by a yard set under a ship's bowsprit
spruce courtier
a well-dressed person who attends a royal court as a companion or advisor to a king or queen
sprug
Lilliputian - largest domination of gold coin
squalled
cried noisily and continuously like a baby
staid
stayed
staples
a U -shaped piece of wire or metal with pointed ends for driving into a surface to hold a hasp, hook, pin, bolt, wire, or the like.
staunch
impervious to water or other liquids
stile
an arrangement of steps that allows people but not animals to climb over a fence
still on the saving side
colloquialism: unknown meaning
stocking-weavers
an extremely noisy and loud loom that makes stockings in a circle
stomacher
a v-shaped richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chested
stone-horse
Turkoman horse with an extremely slender body and looks weak but the breed is actually one of the toughest in the world.
stoop
swoop
strand
the land bordering the sea
stratagem
a plan or scheme
Struldbrugs
Laggnagg citizens who are immortal
subaltern
lower in rank
sublunary
characteristic of or pertaining to the earth
subornation
bribery
summerset
somersault
superfices
individual pieces and parts
surgeon to the Swallow
the ship Swallow's doctor
sweetmeats
candy or sweet food, sweet milk
swoon
faint from extreme emotion
tackling
equipment required for fishing
thick of hearing
colloquialism: hard of hearing, deaf
threescore
sixty
ticking
a strong durable material
tillage
preparation of land for growing crops
tincture
a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol
tincture of learning
colloquialism: a trace; a smack or smattering of education
Tolgo phonac
words in Lilliputian meaning Fire the arrows
to preserve a wretched being
colloquialism: to save my life
tory
a member of the conservative party in Britian
towardly
appearing likely to succeed
tractable
easy to control
tracts of human feet
colloquialism: tracks of human feet
Traldragdubh
a city of Luggnagg
Tramecksan
Lilliputian political party based on high heel shoes
transports of joy
colloquialism: overwhelming delight
treatise
a written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject
trencher
a wooden plate
trifle
a thing of little value
Trildrogdrib
alternate spelling and pronunciation of Traldragdubh, a city of Luggnagg
trying or hulling
The situation in which a ship, in a tempest, lies-to in the trough or hollow of the sea, particularly when the wind blows contrary to her course.
tumbril
an open cart that tilted backwards
tuns
an imperial measure of capacity equal to 4 hogshead
turret
a small tower on top of a larger tower
two black pillars irregularly shaped
Lilliputian inventory - straight razor
unversed
not experienced or skilled in
urchin
a small boy
Utopia
an imagined place in which everything is perfect
varlet
a man or boy acting as an attendant or servant
veracity
conforminty to facts; accuracy
vernal equinox
the time or date in the spring when the sun crosses the celestial equator
verneration
revered, respected
vertigos
dizziness
very eminent piece of service
colloquialism: famous act of service
vexation
the state of being annoyed, frustrated or worried
victuals
food prepared for consumption
virtuosi
a scientist or scholar
visionary
a person thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
vivacity
attractively lively and animated
waistcoat
a vest worn over a shirt and under a jacket
wanted a fence
colloquialism: needed protection
wanted presence of mind
colloquialism: was so upset as to be unable to act
warden
a person responsible for the supervision of a particular place
wattled
a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch
weasel
a small, slender, carnivorous mammal
wen
a boil or growth on the skin
wherry
a light rowboat
whig
a member of the British reform and constitutional party
winked at my own littleness
colloquialism: overlooked his size in comparison to others
withes
any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together.
would often descend to ask me
colloquialism: would often lower themselves to my level to ask me
wranglings
arguing or disputing, especially in a noisy or angry manner
Yahoo
the name of a race of rude, noisy, brutish, violent human-like creatures met by Gulliver, also the term Gulliver uses to indicate humans in general
yeoman of the old stamp
colloquialism: a man holding and culitivating a small landed estate with the old values and attitudes
yeomen
men holding and cultivating small landed estates
yerks
thuds or blows
yinhniamshy
Houyhnhnm - aborigine or people who have been in a region since the earliest times