• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cess A rate or tax.
    • Cess Bound; measure. "The poor jade is wrung in the withers out of all cess ."
    • v. i Cess To cease; to neglect.
    • v. t Cess To rate; to tax; to assess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cess To cease.
    • cess To neglect a legal duty.
    • cess To impose a tax upon; assess.
    • n cess A rate or tax; a public- imposition.
    • n cess In Scotland, the land-tax; a permanent tax fixed at £47,954 per annum, to be levied out of the land-rent of Scotland forever, subject, however, to a power of redemption.
    • n cess Estimation; measure.
    • n cess Luck: used chiefly in the imprecation bad cess to you (it, them, etc.).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cess ses a tax, a local rate
    • v.t Cess to impose a tax
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For sess, conts. from Assess


In literature:

Shure the head of me is turned intirely, bad cess to that cow!
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
They held their croft free of all cess, stipend, or public burden, as it still remains.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Eh, but a got his cess, the runnion!
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914" by Various
Bah, you slimy reptile, you belong in a cess-pool!
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Bad cess to that feller an' his five hundred dollar bill.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
The privies of the houses in our terrace were built in pairs, the garden wall divided them and partly the cess-pool which was common to the two.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I had the greatest time, bad cess to it!
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Xenodice Xanthippe Xanthisa Xenophona X-cess, You think and talk of nothing else but dress!
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
No man's experience pointed to anything save rainy seasons and wet potatoes, cheap bacon and high county cess.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

Fajah Rustum held his peace; lowered octroi dues a half;
Organised a State Police; purified the Civil Staff;
Settled cess and tax aftresh in a very liberal way;
Cut temptations of the flesh — also cut the Bukhshi's pay;
"The Legend of the Foreign Office" by Rudyard Kipling
Ye shall not see my strikers; ye shall hear them and guess.
By night, before the moon-rise, I will send for my cess,
And the wolf shall be your herdsman
By a landmark removed;
For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
Shall seed where ye loved!
"Mowgli's Song Against People" by Rudyard Kipling
How he disendowed the Gaol — stopped at once the City drain;
Turned to beauty fair and frail — got his senses back again;
Doubled taxes, cesses, all; cleared away each new-built thana;
Turned the two-lakh Hospital into a superb Zenana;
"The Legend of the Foreign Office" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

It's official — the Newtown Creek is a federal cess pool.
Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News, called the New York Times a 'cess pool of bias' while lecturing at Ohio University Monday night, but has since said he regrets using the language.

In science:

Every child ti is pro2n−1 from all the cessed, and pairwise composition is used to compute a final te rm t′ intermediate results.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Let D Œ E be any closed set such that D û ‹ IN . We fix a relatively open set S Œ D , and define SN ª S › IN . The set S is the region in space where laws of the pro cesses will converge, but we make slight use of D in the proof of Theorem 2.8.
Fluid Limits of Pure Jump Markov Processes: a Practical Guide
Korniss, “Diffusion pro cesses on power-law small-world networks ”, Phys.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Next, we compare the intermediate process to the modified pro cess observing that they are identical except that in the event that we run out of bins containing only blue balls the intermediate process stops, while the modified process carries on.
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Therefore, if the event in (8) occurs in the intermediate process it also occurs in the modified pro cess.
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems