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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."
"Huck Finn, did you EVER hear of a prisoner having picks and shovels, and all the modern conveniences in his wardrobe to dig himself out with?
"Where you going to dig next, after we get this one?"
You got to find out where the shadow of the limb falls at midnight, and that's where you dig!"
She'd dig an' rake away an' be right down happy over it.' Them was the very words she said."
"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.