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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Excuss  \Ex*cuss"\,  v.  t.  [L.  excussus.  p.  p.  of  excutere  to 
  shake  off  ex  out  from  +  quatere  to  shake.  Cf  {Quash}.] 
  1.  To  shake  off  to  discard.  [R.] 
  To  excuss  the  notation  of  a  Geity  out  of  their 
  minds.  --Bp. 
  2.  To  inspect;  to  investigate;  to  decipher.  [R.] 
  To  take  some  pains  in  excusing  some  old  monuments. 
  --F.  Junius 
  3.  To  seize  and  detain  by  law,  as  goods.  [Obs.]  --Ayliffe.