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 for lilliputian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lilliputian \Lil`li*pu"tian\ (l[i^]l`l[i^]*p[=u]"shan), n.
     1. One belonging to a very diminutive race described in
        Swift's "Voyage to Lilliput" or "Gulliver's Travels".
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: A person or thing of very small size.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lilliputian \Lil`li*pu"tian\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput
        described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: Of very small size; diminutive; insignificant;
        dwarfed.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lilliputian
      adj 1: tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary
             country of Lilliput; "the Lilliputian population"
      2: very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of
         drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck
         nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy" [syn: bantam,
         diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny,
         flyspeck]
      3: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of
         money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian
         compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little
         (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details";
         "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a
         police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it
         seems to be a picayune infraction" [syn: fiddling,
         footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling,
         piffling, petty, picayune, trivial]
      n 1: a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
      2: a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan
         Swift

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "Lilliputian":
     Tom Thumb, brownie, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elf, elfin,
     gnome, homunculus, incipient, manikin, meager, midge, midget,
     nanoid, peewee, pip-squeak, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runt,
     runty, scraggy, scrubby, shrimp, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken,
     squat, stunted, undersize, undersized, wart, wizened
  
  

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