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used in The Mark of Athena

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
  • Glass office buildings stood next to excavation sites.
    p. 382.7
  • In the back of the basement, the floor had been excavated, revealing another set of steps—these of white stone—leading still deeper underground.
    p. 403.7
  • On one side of the stone floor, a set of stairs had been excavated, leading down to a modern iron gate with a padlock.
    p. 478.1

There are no more uses of "excavate" in The Mark of Athena.

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