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excavate
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Moby Dick
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  • Seizing his sharp boat-spade, he commenced an excavation in the body, a little behind the side fin.
  • The consequence is, that upon breaking into the hold, and unloading one of these whale cemeteries, in the Greenland dock, a savor is given forth somewhat similar to that arising from excavating an old city grave-yard, for the foundations of a Lying-in-Hospital.
  • Among the more curious of such remains is part of a skull, which in the year 1779 was disinterred in the Rue Dauphine in Paris, a short street opening almost directly upon the palace of the Tuileries; and bones disinterred in excavating the great docks of Antwerp, in Napoleon’s time.

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  • While excavating to lay the foundation, we encountered an ancient burial mound.
  • Schliemann excavated Troy

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