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  • n. Plural form of excursion.


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  • In order to enjoy it, you need to enjoy a big city, archaeological ruins, museums and excursions from the city.

    Flying into Merida

  • I have long held the opinion that the more people hold advanced degrees the more extreme the excursions from the norm are getting.

    Think Progress » CNBC Anchor Argues ‘Puny, Gnawing Little Humans’ Can’t Change The Climate

  • I learned on a recent visit that Nodine's gourmet shop, in a weathered barn familiar from long-ago family excursions, is on the farm where Ronald and Johanne Nodine first tried their hand at meat smoking as a second career, in 1969.

    Better Bacon

  • For the first three months of my life at Damascus I only indulged in short excursions, but Richard went away on longer expeditions, often for days, sometimes on business and sometimes to visit the Druze chiefs.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • While it is true that the climate system exhibits long-term excursions from the mean — ice ages; sea level changes that last for millennia; centuries-long periods of drought — it also seems to revisit the same “regimes” again and again.

    Juckes – Meet the Durbin-Watson Statistic « Climate Audit

  • What bothers me additionally about these control runs are the short and long term excursions of the temperatures, as noted earlier, in the control runs that to my way of thinking would make finding the real smaller changes, such as we have experienced over decadal time in the instrumentally measure period, difficult to impossible to extract from the “noise”.

    Pat Frank: Forcing assumptions in GCMs « Climate Audit

  • Further complicating the trans-border excursions is the requirement that I report each trip to Mexico and download the latest travel advisories.

    Safeway, exporting goods, misc.

  • She sat there for fifteen minutes, interrupted by occasional noisy excursions from the nursery, which resulted in her acquiring by degrees a lapful of broken wheels, three-legged horses and a live water beetle which the boys had found under the kitchen sink and imprisoned in a glass topped box, where, to its bewilderment, they were assiduously offering it dead and mangled flies.

    The Window at the White Cat

  • From this point we could see the principal heights of the Lebanon, for which we were bound, to make excursions from the Cedars.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Moreton Bay overland, where he occupied himself for two years in short excursions in the neighbourhood, pursuing his favourite study of physical science.

    The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888


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