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cor·nu·co·pi·an

 (kôr′nə-kō′pē-ən, -nyə-)
adj.
1. Of or related to a cornucopia.
2. Relating to the belief that the world's natural and human resources are essentially unlimited and that conservation of resources or limitations on consumption or on population growth are unnecessary.
n.
One who holds cornucopian beliefs.

cor′nu·co′pi·an·ism n.
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Stoller questions femininity, though her autonomous objects and cornucopian still-lives attract with trompe Voeil virtuosity and seduce with luscious voluptuousness--the colour, delicacy and rococo flare are indicative of frivolity, excess and erotic pleasure.
I could not help but feel that such valuation finds its root in the modern critical language of originality and derivativeness that also occasionally crops up in Hamlin's text--a terminology that scholars such as Terence Cave (The Cornucopian Text, [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979], 76-77), Michel Jeanneret [A Feast of Words [English edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991], 270-75), and, more recently, Gregory Machacek ("Allusion," PMLA 122.
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AT OSIMS (Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 13, 2013) In full masked regalia, the Lone Wolf Recital Corps, with its founder Adkins as the Reconstruction-era African American senator Blanche Bruce, muscled through an overflow crowd into the Studio Museum's performance space to create a cornucopian celebration with recitations from Osirian texts, a signature "activation" of the sculptures of the much-missed Adkins, who passed away last February.
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