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excavate
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

2 uses
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Definition to dig out purposefully — such as:
  • remove or lay bare — as when removing top soil to lay a foundation
  • find or uncover — as at an archaeological site
  • remove a part — as a tooth from the gum that surrounds it
  • He built (and excavated) Brandy Hall, changed his name to Brandybuck, and settled down to become master of what was virtually a small independent country.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- A Conspiracy Unmasked (5% in)
  • Frodo also had a tussle with young Sancho Proudfoot (old Odo Proudfoot's grandson), who had begun an excavation in the larger pantry, where he thought there was an echo.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (91% in)

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