Sumptuous-shouldered,

from Jack Gilbert – Searching For Pittsburgh on Rap Genius

Meaning

Here and elsewhere in the poem, Gilbert echoes Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago”:

Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders…

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