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used in The Fountainhead

7 uses
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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 was thinking of the first bite of machine into earth that begins an excavation.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (74% in)
  • # At the beginning of January, while the first steel columns rose from the excavations that were to become the Cord Building and the Aquitania Hotel, Roark worked on the drawings for the Temple.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (24% in)
  • She saw second-hand furniture, an Oriental rug of rare texture and sensuous color, jade ash trays, pieces of sculpture that came from historical excavations, anything he had wished to seize, helped by the sudden fortune of Wynand's patronage.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • The light came from an excavation pit.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (68% in)
  • She walked to the excavation.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (68% in)
  • From the vantage of the high stoop they could see the excavation across the street, the earth, the workmen, the rising steel columns in a glare of harsh light.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (74% in)
  • A man in overalls stepped out of the excavation pit, peered into the darkness at them and called: "Is that you up there, boss?"
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (87% in)

There are no more uses of "excavate" in The Fountainhead.

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