excelsior

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Loftier, yet higher; ever upward
An originally trademarked name for stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair

These little mangers, with baby dolls representing Jesus, porcelean Josephs and Marys, wide-eyed cows of papier-mâché, and excelsior for straw, were purchased by pious parents for well-behaved children at Christmas-tide.

used in the names of hotels, newspapers, and other products to indicate superior quality
A kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc
Packing material made of slender, curved wood shavings
in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair
ever upward
thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
{i} wood shavings; type size (Printing)
More lofty; still higher; ever upward
excelsior

    Silbentrennung

    ex·cel·si·or

    Türkische aussprache

    îkselsiır

    Aussprache

    /əkˈselsēər/ /ɪkˈsɛlsiːɜr/

    Etymologie

    [ ik-'sel-sE-&r, -or ] (noun.) 1868. From Latin excelsior, comparative of excelsus (“high”).

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