Word of the Week: Paucity

As in: “The paucity of professional writers, however, immediately threatened the venture’s success: ‘Little in the nature of original writing came in otherwise and that fact compelled us,’ recalls Ó Broin, ‘ to turn to translations on a larger scale than we might otherwise have done’” (King & Sisson, 2011, p. 97).BookCover_IrelandDesignandVisualCulture

King, L. and Susson, E. (Eds.) (2011). Ireland, design and visual culture: Negotiating modernity, 1922-1992. Cork: Cork University Press.

  • For definitions of Paucity, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • Erin go Bragh! Consider celebrating St. Patrick’s day by browsing our Irish literature collection (Call numbers PB1201-PB1449) in the second floor stacks.

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