Ex*cur"sion (?). [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See Excurrent.]
A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
Far on excursion toward the gates of hell.
They would make excursions and waste the country.
A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
A wandering from a subject; digression.
I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions.
Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]
Syn. -- Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See Journey.
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