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excavate
used in The Glass Castle

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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
  • I stuck my arm elbow-deep into the bird to excavate any meat clinging to the rib cage.
    p. 162.3

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