Sigmund Freud discusses "ellipsis of thought" in his case study A Case Of Obsessional Neurosis, especially the chapter Some General Characteristics Of Obsessional Structures.
"[N]amely,that of distortion by omission or ellipsis. [...] For instance, the patients oldest obsessions ran as follows 'If I marry the lady, some misfortune will befall my father.' If we insert the intermediate steps, which are known to us from the analysis, we get the following train of thought: If my father were alive, he would be furious over my design of marrying the lady as he was in the scene in my childhood; so that I should fly into a rage with him once more and wish him every possible evil; and thanks to the omnipotence of my wishes these evils would be bound to come upon him" (p106)
as you can see the ellipsis appears "in a truncated and distorted form, like a mutilated telegraph" (p103)
Sigmund Freud, The Penguin Freud Library Volume 9; Case Histories II. translated by James Strachey, Edited by Angela Richards. Penguin Books, 1991