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Excursion

Subject: Literature

A poem in nine books by W. Wordsworth, published 1814. This is the middle section of a projected three‐part poem ‘on man, on nature and on human life’, of which this part alone was ...

excursions

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Jeremy Barlow

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... , used in conjunction with ‘alarum(s)’ as a stage direction indicating movement of men in battle (e.g. 1 Henry IV 5.4. opening). Jeremy...

Excursions

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
57 words

... , essays by Thoreau , posthumously collected in 1863 , with a biographical preface by Emerson. The pieces had appeared in various magazines during Thoreau's lifetime, being expanded from journal notes on such subjects as Natural History of Massachusetts , A Walk to Wachusett , The Succession of Forest Trees , Walking , Wild Apples , May Days , and Days and Nights in Concord...

harvest excursions

harvest excursions   Reference library

Robert Irwin

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
282 words

...excursions . Before the introduction of mechanized combine threshers, harvest on the Canadian Prairies was a time-constrained, labour-intensive operation. From September to November , thousands of men were required to cut, stook, and thresh the wheat crop. Authorities tried to time the arrival of new immigrants to coincide with the harvest. They extended school holidays and furloughed soldiers. Most notably, from 1890 to 1928 they organized harvest excursions. Harvesters were recruited throughout eastern Canada and, on occasion, from British...

alarums and excursions

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
32 words

...and excursions [Theatre] A stage direction indicating confused noise and bustle, which occurs in slightly varying forms in a number of *Shakespeare 's history plays. > A state of noisy...

Alarums and excursions

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...and excursions A stage direction in Elizabethan drama for appropriate sounds and cries to be made offstage to indicate a skirmish or other flurry of martial activity. ‘Alarum’ is an old spelling of ‘alarm’, which probably originated as an attempt to represent an extravagantly rolled ‘r’, prolonging the final syllable. The direction appears in slightly varying forms in Shakespeare, for example at the beginning of Henry VI, Pt 3 (V, ii ( 1593 )). In the modern figurative use of the phrase, meaning ‘confused noise and bustle’, ‘alarums’ is usually...

Excursions of Mr Broučzek, The

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
120 words

... of Mr Broučzek, The ( Výlety páně Broučkovy [ Cz. ] ) Opera in 2 parts by Janáček . Lib. of Part 1, Mr Brouček’s Excursion to the Moon , adapted from satirical novel ( 1887 ) by S. Čech ( 1846–1908 ) by V. Dyk , K. Mašek , Z. Janke , F. Gellner , J. Mahen , and F. S. Procházka ; Part 2, Mr Brouček’s Excursion to the XVth Century , adapted from S. Čech’s satirical novel ( 1888 ) by Procházka . Comp. 1908–17 . Janáček himself wrote most of lib. of Part 1. F.p. Prague 1920 ; f. Brit. p. Mar. 1970 (BBC studio, cond. Mackerras). F. Brit....

Excursions of Mr Brouček, The

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The Oxford Companion to Music

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
43 words

...Excursions of Mr Brouček, The ( Výlety pánĝ Broučkovy ) . Opera in two parts by Janáček to his own libretto, with contributions from František Gellner , Viktor Dyk , and F. S. Procházka after Svatopluk Čech's Brouček novels ( 1888 , 1889 ) (Prague, 1920...

Excursions of Mr Brouček, The

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
225 words

... of Mr Brouček, The ( Výlety páně Broučkovy ) ( Janáček ). Lib. by comp., Viktor Dyk , František Procházka , and others; 2 ‘parts’ (4 acts); f.p. Prague 1920 , cond. Otakar Ostrčil . Prague 1888 , the Moon, Prague 1420 : At the inn, watched by the landlord Würfl , Mr Brouček drinks and dreams of life on the moon. In a drunken stupor, he finds himself there. He meets the poet Blankytný and his fiancée Etherea (who are just like Brouček's tenant Mazal and his fiancée Málinka , daughter of the Sacristan ) and Etherea's father Lunobar ...

Excursions of Mr Brouček, The

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
2,905 words

... of Mr Brouček, The [ Výlety pán Broučkovy ] Opera in two parts by Leoš Janáček ; Prague, National Theatre, 23 April 1920 . Part 1, ‘Výlet pana Broučka do měsíce’ (‘The Excursion of Mr Brouček to the Moon’) to a libretto by Janáček with František Gellner , Viktor Dyk , F. S. Procházka and others after Svatopluk Čech's novel Pravý výlet pana Broučka do měsíce (‘The True Excursion of Mr Brouček to the Moon’); Part 2, ‘Výlet pana Broučka do XV. století’ (‘The Excursion of Mr Brouček to the 15th Century’) to a libretto by F. S. Procházka ...

excursions

excursions  

Used in conjunction with ‘alarum(s)’ as a stage direction indicating movement of men in battle (e.g. 1 Henry IV 5.4. opening).Jeremy Barlow
Excursions

Excursions  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
Essays by Thoreau, posthumously collected in 1863, with a biographical preface by Emerson. The pieces had appeared in various magazines during Thoreau's lifetime, being expanded from journal notes on ...
alarums and excursions

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

...and excursions confused noise and bustle; from a stage direction occurring in slightly varying forms in a number of Shakespeare's history plays, as 3 Henry VI and Richard III...

excursion

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
72 words

... In the context of an add-on to a main holiday, it is a side trip to a place of touristic interest, which may be for a day, or a longer period. In the context of a person not already on vacation, it is a short journey for touristic purposes, varying too greatly in form for more precise definition. For various associated official definitions see excursionist and tourism . See also excursion fare...

harvest excursions

harvest excursions  

Before the introduction of mechanized combine threshers, harvest on the Canadian Prairies was a time-constrained, labour-intensive operation. From September to November, thousands of men were ...
polarity excursion

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...excursion A geomagnetic polarity subchron...

shore excursion

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
16 words

...excursion An excursion, coach tour, or other type of arranged visit ashore during a...

optional excursion

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
60 words

...excursion A side trip for touristic purposes, offered as an extra of choice to a travel group. The term has wide variation of usage:for example, shore excursions for cruise passengers; spouse excursions for a convention, conference or incentive group; excursions that may be booked in advance or in resort by members of an inclusive tour group, and so...

lateral excursion

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
13 words

...lateral excursion The sideways movement of the mandible from a centric...

excursion fare

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
115 words

... fare Usually tourist class return journey fares at a competitive price, designed by transport operators to attract additional or holiday business. There are often minimum or maximum stay requirements or restrictions preventing travel at the discounted rate during peak times. During the 1980s, the term has been increasingly applied to many types of discounted fare, for both single and return journeys, e.g. excursion fares valid only for a day, week, or month. Often such fares cannot be combined with other fares. Stopovers enroute are seldom permitted at...

Excursion, The

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
272 words

..., The A poem in nine books by William Wordsworth , published 1814 . This is the middle section of a projected three‐part poem ‘on man, on nature and on human life’, of which this part alone was completed. The whole work was to have been entitled ‘The Recluse’, ‘as having for its principal subject the sensations and opinions of a poet living in retirement’. It was planned in 1798 , when Wordsworth was living near Coleridge at Alfoxden. The Prelude was originally intended to be the introduction to the first part of ‘The Recluse’. The poet,...

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