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excursus , ūs, m. excurro,
I.a running out or forth (rare; not in Cic.; cf. excursio).
I. Lit.: “excursusque breves tentant (apes),excursions, Verg. G. 4, 194: “avium,Sol. 20, 3; cf. “the outflow of water,Plin. Ep. 4, 30, 8.—
2. In partic., in milit. lang. (like excursio, I. B.), a sally, charge, onset, attack; an inroad, invasion: excursus militum, * Caes. B. C. 3, 92, 2: “rari,Tac. G. 30: “subiti,id. Agr. 20: navigiorum, Auct. B. Alex. 19, 2.—
B. Transf., of localities, a projecting, projection: “promontorium vasto excursu,Plin. 6, 2, 2, § 6: “ad Pyrenaei montis excursum,id. 4, 17, 31, § 105.—
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