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used in Inheritance

3 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
  • Now, what were they excavating?
    27 — Decisions (14% in)
  • His claws sank into theearth, excavating a plug of dirt several feet deep as he picked up the two humans.
    36 — The Word of a Rider (76% in)
  • Where the floor and the walls met, they flowed together as if the stone had been melted, which told Eragon that it was most likely elves who had excavated the tunnel.
    54 — The Vault of Souls (79% in)

There are no more uses of "excavate" in Inheritance.

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