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CONCUSSION, civ. law. The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to give something of value. It differs from robbery in this, that in robbery the thing is taken by force, while in concussion it is obtained by threatened violence. Hein. Lec. El, Sec. 1071

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Choreographers Lavista and Victor Manual Ruiz upheld Ravel's Spanish theme by an imaginative deployment of these props -- having the dancers twirl them like wings, or a matador's cape, throw them to each other to create aerial patterns, and slap them simultaneously, and concussively, against the stage.