excelsior

Definitions:

  • Slender, curved wood shavings used especially for packing.
  • Loftier; more elevated; higher: the motto of New York State, hence sometimes called the <em>Excelsior State.</em>
  • The trade-name of a fine quality of wood-shavings, used as stuffing for cushions, beds, etc., and as a packing material.
  • A printing-type, now known as 3-point—about 24 lines to the inch. It is too small for letters, but is used for characters of music, piece fractions, and border decorations. See <internalXref urlencoded="type">type</internalXref>, 8.
  • A kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc., in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair.
  • More lofty; still higher; ever upward.
  • 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.
  • thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
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