excelsior, wood shavings(noun)
thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
An originally trademarked name for stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair.
Loftier, yet higher; ever upward
Origin: From excelsior, comparative of excelsus.
more lofty; still higher; ever upward
a kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc., in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair
Origin: [L., compar. of excelsus elevated, lofty, p. p. of excellere. See Excel, v. t.]
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The numerical value of excelsior in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of excelsior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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The shades of night were falling fast,As though an Alpine village passedA youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,A banner with the strange device,ExcelsiorHis brow was sad his eye beneath,Flashed like a falchion from its sheath,And like a silver clarion rungThe accents of that unknown tongue,Excelsior
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