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 for excerpt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excerpt \Ex*cerpt"\ ([e^]k*s[~e]rpt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Excerpted; p. pr. & vb. n. Excerpting.] [From L.
     excerptus, p. p. See Excerp.]
     To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Out of which we have excerpted the following
           particulars.                             --Fuller.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excerpt \Ex"cerpt\ ([e^]k"s[~e]rpt; 277), n.
     An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or
     record.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  excerpt
      n 1: a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented
           excerpts from William James' philosophical writings" [syn:
           excerpt, excerption, extract, selection]
      v 1: take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy [syn:
           excerpt, extract, take out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "excerpt":
     choose out, citation, cite, cull, cull out, decide between,
     excerption, extract, extraction, glean, handpick, make a selection,
     passage, pick, pick out, quotation, quote, select,
     selected passage, selection, sift, single out, take, winnow
  
  

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