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excavate
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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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
  • Far ahead, the smear of a red lantern, low over the ground, marked a street excavation.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (18% in)
  • There was nothing to justify the five years of work and the millions spent; nothing but empty excavations, laboriously cut.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (1% in)
  • She saw the new pipe stacked by the excavation; the pipe bore a trademark: Stockton Foundry, Colorado.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (20% in)
  • I did the prospecting, I discovered it, I broke the first excavation.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (29% in)

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