from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make an excursion; take part in an excursion.
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Night after night Martha Josselyn had sat there with the waltz-music in her ears, and her little feet, that had had one merry winter's training before the war, and many a home practice since with the younger ones, quivering to the time beneath her robes, and seen other girls chosen out and led away, -- young matrons, and little short-petticoated children even, taken to "excursionize" between the figures, -- while nobody thought of her.
It was worth while making a great effort to see Orange, but nothing -- no, nothing -- will ever tempt me to excursionize in such a storm again!
I have always been of opinion that the best way to see a country is to make a halt in some good central point for weeks at a time, and from thence "excursionize."