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- The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original Laputa, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.Part 3 -- A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, …. (14% in)
- The word Houyhnhnm, in their tongue, signifies a HORSE, and, in its etymology, the PERFECTION OF NATURE.Part 4 -- A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (19% in)
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