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excavate
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
to dig out
in various senses, including:
  • 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 has been excavating a barrow at Long Down, and has got a prehistoric skull which fills him with great joy.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (48% in)

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