Word of the Day – June 18, 2012

blazon (noun)

BLAY zuhn

a bright show

The venerable ex-President of Harvard and a popular moving-picture star died the same day. Dr. Eliot received a decent tribute from the newspapers, but Rudolph Valentino’s passing was chronicled with a blazon of headlines and a fullness of detail once reserved for an assassinated President.
Earnest Elmo Calkins     January 1927

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