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Excerpt   /ˈɛksərpt/  /ɛksˈərpt/   Listen

(past & past part. excerpted; pres. part. excerpting)
Take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy.  Synonyms: extract, take out.

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"Excerpt" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Thomas Blanchard" in "Eminent Engineers" (1905), and for Samuel Colt, see his own "On the Application of Machinery to the Manufacture of Rotating Chambered-Breech Fire Arms, and Their Peculiarities" (1855), an excerpt from the "Minutes of Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers", vol. XI (1853), and Henry Barnard, "Armsmear; the Home, the Arm, and the Armory ...
— The Age of Invention - A Chronicle of Mechanical Conquest, Book, 37 in The - Chronicles of America Series • Holland Thompson

... designed for teaching purposes, of early printed manuals, and of the mass of literature intended to impress "the Fear of the Lord and of the Broomstick." Did space allow, the present chronicle might be enlivened with many an excerpt which she has culled from out-of-the-way sources. But the temptation to quote must be controlled. It is only fair to add that in that work there is a very excellent chapter to "Some Illustrators of Children's Books," although its main purpose is the text of the books. ...
— Children's Books and Their Illustrators • Gleeson White

... shores, inspired a sermon long remembered by those who heard it, and today, after numerous nature-sermons by the world's most gifted preachers, this discourse remains an almost perfect example of what such a sermon should be. The following single excerpt must ...
— Starr King in California • William Day Simonds

... are born heralds and genealogists; there are many more to whom these useful gifts have been denied. With apologies to both classes, to the one for sins of omission, to the other in the reverse sense, I find that an excerpt from the Talbot-Lowry pedigree must be inflicted ...
— Mount Music • E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross

... farmer's weak ethical condition would be unable to resist the apparently profitable allures of chemicals unless their moral sense was outraged, Howard undertook an almost religious crusade against the evils of chemical fertilizers. Notice the powerful emotional loading carried in this brief excerpt from Howard's Soil ...
— Organic Gardener's Composting • Steve Solomon

Words linked to "Excerpt" :   take, passage, Haftorah, extract, clipping, analecta, quotation, quote, Haphtarah, track, newspaper clipping, cut, citation, chrestomathy, press clipping, Haphtorah, choose, analects, Haftarah, press cutting, select, pick out, cutting

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