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excavate
used in The Age of Innocence

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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
  • She had accepted this submergence as philosophically as all her other trials, and now, in extreme old age, was rewarded by presenting to her mirror an almost unwrinkled expanse of firm pink and white flesh, in the centre of which the traces of a small face survived as if awaiting excavation.
    Chapter 4 (25% in)

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