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Cess

Measure, as ex-cess, excess-ive. Out of all cess means excessively, i.e. ex (out of all) cess.

“Poor jade, is wrung in the withers out of all cess.”— Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 1.

Cess.
A tax, contracted from assessment (“sess”); as a “church-cess.” In Ireland the word is used sometimes as a contraction of success, meaning luck, as “bad cess to you!”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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