from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut out; excise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut off; cut out.
You mean, then, to _exscind the South, or to exscind yourself and others_, or to _compel the South to withdraw_.
_you mean to exscind the South_; for it is absurd to imagine that you suppose the South will submit to such action.
Christian presence, and Christian participation, and Christian sentiment boldly into the midst of the people’s amusements, with a view less to exscind than to regulate.