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excursion

 [ek-skur´zhun]
a range of movement regularly repeated in performance of a function, e.g., excursion of the jaws in mastication. adj., adj excur´sive.
lateral excursion sideward movement of the mandible between the position of closure and the position in which cusps of opposing teeth are in vertical proximity.

ex·cur·sion

(eks-kŭr'zhŭn),
Any movement from one point to another, usually with the implied idea of returning again to the original position.

excursion

/ex·cur·sion/ (eks-kur´zhun) a range of movement regularly repeated in performance of a function, e.g., excursion of the jaws in mastication.excur´sive

excursion

[ikskur′zhən]
Etymology: L, ex, out, currere, to run
a departure or deviation from a direct or normal course.

ex·cur·sion

(eks-kŭr'zhŭn)
Any movement from one point to another, usually with the implied idea of returning again to the original position.

excursion

a range of movement regularly repeated in performance of a function, e.g. excursion of the jaws in mastication.
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For local whites, the throngs of fashionably dressed and urbane excursionists and vacationers who came to pay their respects to Brown and his co- conspirators not only undermined the nation's steps toward sectional reconciliation and its attendant villainization of abolitionists, but moreover constituted a flagrant rebuke of the rituals of deference that had long marked the public performance of race.
During the 1940s and 1950s there were groups of people in Leningrad who pursued many of the preservationist and excursionist activities and wrote guidebooks.
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Many excursionists are compelled to wait for long periods at Stokesley as the majority of the bus services run only at long intervals.
Some black excursionists, such as a 300-pound woman or a wizened man alleged to be a century old, were ogled by townspeople and tourists as if they were freaks.
For all excursionists there was free ferriage, a very handsome contribution on the part of Mr.
They were moving about among the crowds of excursionists and 'tapping' pockets.
Excursionists include temporary visitors staying less than twenty-four hours in the country visited, including cruise passengers.
This sadness obliges you, in spite of yourself, to meditate and, when other excursionists are present, you hesitate to speak, even to communicate your impressions and thoughts to your companions.
However, the number of cruise ship passengers and excursionists rose by 49.
After the rear-end collision, the trolleys slid together down the dizzy grade at 60 to 70 miles per hour with 130 terrified excursionists aboard.
Hoping for a wide audience, LaFlesche explained to Rosalie, "If [the mission] was repaired and the surroundings made to look neat it would be attractive to excursionists and Ed might make some money out of it.