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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. That which is egested or thrown off from the body by the various excretory channels; excrements; -- opposed to ingesta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That which is thrown out; specifically, excrementitious matters voided as the refuse of digestion; excrement, feces, or dejecta of any kind: opposed to ingesta.

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Examples

  • Nicias had sailed straight from Hyccara to Egesta, where he did his business, and having obtained thirty talents57 of silver, rejoined the army at Catana.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They were principally instigated by an embassy which had come from Egesta and was urgent in requesting aid.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They also gave private entertainments to the crews of the triremes: on each of these occasions they produced, as their own, drinking-vessels of gold and silver not only collected in Egesta itself, but borrowed from the neighbouring towns, Phoenician as well as Hellenic.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Meanwhile they were expecting the ships which had gone on and were to meet them from Egesta; for they wanted to know whether the Egestaeans really had the money of which the messengers had brought information to Athens.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The two Athenian generals who remained in Sicily now divided the fleet between them by lot, and sailed towards Selinus and Egesta; they wanted to know whether the Egestaeans would give them the promised money, and also to ascertain the condition of the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Or 'with Egesta under Laches in the former war on behalf of the Leontines: See note.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They were to assist Egesta against Selinus; if this did not demand all their military strength they were empowered to restore the Leontines, and generally to further in such manner as they deemed best the Athenian interests in Sicily.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The three ships which had gone forward to Egesta now returned to the Athenians at Rhegium; they reported that of the money which had been promised thirty talents42 only were forthcoming and no more.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Sicanians, and took the common name of Elymi but had two separate cities, Eryx and Egesta.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • I know that they will not bring cavalry with them, and will find none here, except the few horsemen which they may procure from Egesta.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

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