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excavate
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Treasure Island
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  • Before us was a great excavation, not very recent, for the sides had fallen in and grass had sprouted on the bottom.
  • They began to scramble out of the excavation, darting furious glances behind them.
  • Merry tumbled head foremost into the excavation; the man with the bandage spun round like a teetotum and fell all his length upon his side, where he lay dead, but still twitching; and the other three turned and ran for it with all their might.
  • Ben, in his long, lonely wanderings about the island, had found the skeleton—it was he that had rifled it; he had found the treasure; he had dug it up (it was the haft of his pick-axe that lay broken in the excavation); he had carried it on his back, in many weary journeys, from the foot of the tall pine to a cave he had on the two-pointed hill at the north-east angle of the island, and there it had lain stored in safety since two months before the arrival of the HISPANIOLA.

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

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