Excurse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Excurse To journey or pass thought.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sunday, July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Edwin Aldrin was the second. They were members of Apollo 11, and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The Lunar Excursion Module was named the "Eagle." Michael Collins stayed onboard the mother ship, "Columbia."
    • excurse To make a digression or an excursion.
    • excurse To pass or journey through.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • vs.i Excurse to digress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See excurrent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. excursioex, out, currĕre, cursum, to run.

Usage

In literature:

After having continued in this place a short time, Mr. Bartram made an excursion several miles up the Mississippi.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
In most of my excursions my sister was my companion.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Picnics and excursions are delightful summer entertainments.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
That was when I met her on her second excursion, I think.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
EXCURSION TO THE NORTH OF VICTORIA BAY .
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Before breakfast one morning I made an excursion to a promontory to watch the sunrise.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
He can return from his wide excursions with no deeper injury than a sigh.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Halts and stoppages were made in the day-time to admit of local sight-seeing and excursions.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
This morning I took a long excursion to westward.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Of course you must make this excursion in good company, and I affirm that I was in the very best.
"The Galaxy" by Various
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In poetry:

From high or zealous feeling,
From arch, excursive grace,
From all with which a lovely mind
Endows the human face.
"Vignette - VI" by Matilda Betham
Then by the assistance of excursive thought,
A country seek, where into bondage brought,
Long time the seed of Abram knew no rest,
By unrelenting cruelty opprest.
"Enigma XIV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
T‘ien-kung sun warm, pagoda door open;
Alone climbing, greet Spring, drink one cup.
Without limit excursion-people afar-off wonder at me;
What cause most old most first arrived!
"In Early Spring Alone Climbing The T‘Ien-Kung Pagoda [from the Chinese]" by Arthur Waley
Returned from that excursion, soon I bade
Farewell for ever to the sheltered seats
Of gowned students, quitted hall and bower,
And every comfort of that privileged ground,
Well pleased to pitch a vagrant tent among
The unfenced regions of society.
"Book Seventh [Residence in London]" by William Wordsworth

In news:

2002 Ford Excursion 28Inch Dcenti Dw903 Wheels.
2002 Ford Excursion Custom Upper Suspension Mount.
Text and Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 Package.
Ohio Fly Fishing Excursions plans 'Fly-Tying Get-Together '.
Donessa Davis said he initally thought the motel excursion with one of his girlfriends, Therese Ziemann, was bondage fantasy come true just before it turned into a penis- gluing nightmare.
The Collis P Huntington Railroad Historical Society, Inc is sponsoring a Greenbrier rail/motorcoach excursion Sunday, Dec 2.
My family and I are getting ready for a week-long excursion over spring break.
Rabbit Hash String Band Live on Excursions.
Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion.
A number of charter boats and organizations offer winter seal-watching excursions, and of course you can always pay to see them at the aquarium, but for my money, I'll stick to kayaking .
Is cruise ship liable for perils on shore excursions.
Vintage locomotive on rare excursion.
Train Excursion Fundraiser Fights Lupus .
Beverages, spa treatments, and foraging excursions.
Note Design Studio opened "Excursion," its second " Marginal Notes" exhibition at the Lindelöf showroom and gallery Wednesday night.
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In science:

The reaction is sensitive to temperature and is very fast in the gas excursions.
HCN in the inner envelope of {chi} Cygni
Some of these inside a typical domain are such that the random walk sum of fields over the excursion is close to 2J .
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
The cost of flipping such a part of a domain is proportional to J , which if measured in terms of hr can be written with the help of the length-scale l of the non-absorbing excursions, hr ∼ 1/l.
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
This is almost equal to the Zeeman-energy optimized over the excursion, which scales as Ef ∼ hr l1/2 .
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
The excursion m is defined by the distance between the right and left boundaries of the walk.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
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