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The pails were provided, and Robert started on his expedition.

Lake Torrens was reached, and then the difficulties of the expedition began.

It was a very good season, but the expedition was too late in starting.

His expedition, which left Copenhagen in 1761, lasted six years.

That clinging mist seemed of evil bodement for our expedition.

Many a time when the expedition was all but lost, he would smell his way to a village.

"It was the end of Mobila and the true end of the expedition," said the Princess.

This expedition up the mountain was entirely of his contrivance.

The command of the expedition was confided to Sir Robert Low.

He consented, and named the next day but one for the expedition.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "military campaign; the act of rapidly setting forth," from Middle French expédition (13c.) and directly from Latin expeditionem (nominative expeditio), noun of action from past participle stem of expedire (see expedite). Meaning "journey for some purpose" is from 1590s. Sense by 1690s also included the body of persons on such a journey. Related: Expeditionary.

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