Laputa

Laputa, 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.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Lapsi * Lardner, Dionysius
Laodicea
Laomedon
Laotze
La Pérouse
Lapithæ
Laplace
Lapland
La Plata
La Plata River
Lapsi
Laputa
Lardner, Dionysius
Lardner, Nathaniel
Lares
Larissa
La Rochefoucauld, François, Duc de
La Rochejaquelein, Henri, Comte de
Larousse, Pierre
Larry, Dominique Jean, Baron
La Salle, Robert Cavelier Sieur de
Lascars

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Laputa in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Links here from Chalmers

Godwin, Francis