from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a collective name originally applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed with these by hostile critics. Called also lakers and lakists.
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- n. English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it
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Wordsworth and his companions have been called the Lake Poets, because they resided among the English lakes.
I'm sure that would spruce up the real estate of the Lake Poets too.