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The title of a romance by Dean Swift, relating the adventures of Gulliver in Lilliput, the land of pygmies ; Brobdingnag, the land of giants ; Laputa ; and the land of the Houyhnhnms, in which horses are the head of creation, while a degraded race of human beings, called Yahoos, are their servants. The last of these narratives seems to be a fierce outburst of scorn for mankind. The first is a satire referring to the court and politics of England, Sir Robert Walpole being represented by the premier Flimnap. The third is levelled at the abuses of philosophical science by pretenders or charlatans. The second is of a more general character, exhibiting human action and feeling as they might appear to beings of enormous size and of cold reflecting dispositions.
By Henry Percy Smith
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- solution alphanaphthol, balsam tolu, benzoin, copal, oil thyme in ether; applied to skin, the ether evaporates and leaves a thin protective film, like that of collodion. A form of surgical dressing similar to collodion. An antiseptic varnish consisting copal resin, benzoin, balsam tolu, oil of thyme, alpha-naphthol, and ether.