Word of the Day – August 29, 2012

bumper crop (noun)

BUM puhr crahp

an exceptionally abundant harvest

When Robert Lowell’s Lord Weary’s Castle appeared, in 1946, it was as welcome as a bumper crop. The sheer gorgeousness and encrusted bookishness of this poetry startled readers used to the plain talk of Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams. The book — the first of his to find a general publisher — won Lowell a Pulitzer Prize at twenty-nine.
Peter Davison     July/August 2003

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