from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or condition of being excrescent.
- n. An excrescence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An excrescent state or condition; the quality or fact of growing out of something; abnormal or excessive development; an example of this.
- n. An exuberant outburst; an extravagance.
- n. An excrescence; something excrescent; an outgrowth.
- n. An abnormal, morbid, or unsightly outgrowth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excrescence.
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That is his God, his Christ, his worship; that he preaches, that he discourseth of, that he labours to propagate, until, by the righteous judgment of God, it comes to pass that such men in all other things wither and die away, all the sap and vigour of their spirits feeding that one monstrous excrescency, which they grow up daily into.
A man's soul doth wrong and disrespect itself first and especially, when as much as in itself lies it becomes an aposteme, and as it were an excrescency of the world, for to be grieved and displeased with anything that happens in the world, is direct apostacy from the nature of the universe; part of which, all particular natures of the world, are.
Slower in the developmental process than White Baptists due to certain inconsistencies, impediments, and retardations, National Baptist Conventions among Negroes did not begin evolutional excrescency before 1880.
And having enquir'd into the History of Cork, I find it reckoned as an excrescency of the bark of a certain Tree, which is distinct from the two barks that lie within it, which are common also to other trees; That 'tis some time before the Cork that covers the young and tender sprouts comes to be discernable;