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  • n. Plural form of digger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A degraded tribe of California Indians; -- so called from their practice of digging roots for food.


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  • Maybe it's not OK to reduce the role of digg to social bookmarking, but to deny a fact just because they are diggers is too much ...

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  • Sprouting from the sandboxes are "diggers" - think shovels and rakes - that can be operated sitting down from a wheelchair.

    Texas amusement park caters to disabled visitors

  • The diggers were a sombre, preoccupied race, little given to lip-work.

    Australia Felix

  • The diggers were a family of an old grey-bearded father, Suleiman, and his two sons, Yacob and Hussein.

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  • All that met the eyes of the diggers was a series of circular low mounds, about sixty in number, extending over an area of three acres.

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  • "The fact that the diggers are a sight too many for us," returned Goff.

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  • Hydraulic Excavators Hydraulic Excavators (also known as diggers or earth movers) are extremely large equipments utilized for multiple operations ….


  • Opposition leader Tony Abbott's popularity sagged this month after he declined to visit the "diggers" in southern Afghanistan with the prime minister.

    Australia Explains Afghanistan

  • It's an awfully puritanical view of a poor novelist's obligations to insist that mistakes can't be toleratied, that a novelist can't just write novels without being held to account by the politically-inspired "diggers" and the attitude police.

    The State of Criticism

  • But so far, vital heavy equipment, such as diggers, haven't arrived, and people are clawing through the rubble with their bare hands.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2010

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