He had returned to terms of friendship with Romanel, with a view to concuss the whole city, with no one to interpose.
When I concuss the limb here, the foot will kick forward involuntarily.
1590s, "to shake violently," from Latin concuss-, past participle stem of concutere "to dash together, shake violently" (see concussion). Meaning "to give a concussion to the brain" is from 1680s. Related: Concussed; concussing; concussive.