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dig

Informal an archaeological excavation
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The little dog began barking loudly and jumped into the hole himself, where he began to dig with his tiny paws, making the earth fly in all directions.
If we get time, the night of the escape, we'll dig one.
Ain't them old crippled picks and things in there good enough to dig a nigger out with?
Where you going to dig next, after we get this one?
By and by they judged that twelve had come; they marked where the shadow fell, and began to dig.
She'd dig an' rake away an' be right down happy over it.
If I have a spade," she whispered, "I can make the earth nice and soft and dig up weeds.
Instead, with weird little chirrupings of encouragement and excitation, he persuaded Jerry to dig a tunnel beneath the rude palisade of fence.
When a city is buried thirty or forty feet deep beneath earth and great trees have grown over it, it is not easy to dig down to it.
The map that tells where we are to dig for the idol of gold
After much whispering, Peter and Benjamin decided to dig a tunnel.
The Corsican, who had declared the vendetta against me, who had followed me from Nimes to Paris, who had hid himself in the garden, who had struck me, had seen me dig the grave, had seen me inter the child, -- he might become acquainted with your person, -- nay, he might even then have known it.