In Minneapolis, Minnesota, and outside of it, on 40 acres of half-hearted farmland outside of excelsior, Minnesota.
He started to his feet as the priest, whom he had seen on the deck of the excelsior, entered the church from the refectory.
I heard her reciting Longfellow's excelsior; and such reading, and such gestures!
Joe knew that before he picked out excelsior Hall as his particular boarding school.
That mine was the excelsior, and it's just as productive to-day as it ever was.
Others shout, "excelsior," and make off at once for the upper snow fields.
Remove all excelsior and the other packing material from the top of the cells.
The spiral columns of translucent alabaster which support the altar, are padded with excelsior and wrapped with canvas.
Wrap the skull muscles on with excelsior rolled in palms of hands.
Small trees have so much sap or white wood that they are not sought for lumber, but can be used for pulp and excelsior.
Latin excelsior "higher," comp. of excelsus (adj.) "high, elevated, lofty," past participle of excellere (see excel), taken 1778 as motto of New York State, where it apparently was mistaken for an adverb. Popularized 1841 as title of a poem by Longfellow. As a trade name for "thin shavings of soft wood used for stuffing cushions, etc.," first recorded 1868, American English.