Expedition

Ex`pe*di"tion

(?), n. [L. expeditio: cf.F. expdition.] 1. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
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With winged expedition

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Swift as the lightning glance.

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2. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
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Putting it straight in expedition.

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3. An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion.
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The expedition miserably failed.
Prescott.
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Narrative of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
J. C. Fremont.
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