Origin of excelsior1
Definition for excelsior (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for excelsior
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, and outside of it, on 40 acres of half-hearted farmland outside of Excelsior, Minnesota.
Wrap the skull muscles on with excelsior rolled in palms of hands.
Something still cried “Excelsior” within him, and without halting longer than to satisfy himself by another shout, he started on.The Cock-House at Fellsgarth|Talbot Baines Reed
Although it did not cry "Excelsior," its output of vocables might have been mistaken, by a casual ear, for that clarion call.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Wrap leg bones with cotton, tow, or excelsior according to size of specimen.
With a fine eye for stage effect, Wallingford had had the covers of the boxes loosened, but had not had the excelsior removed.Young Wallingford|George Randolph Chester