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  • n. The action performed by a person or thing that digs.
  • n. A place where ore is dug, especially certain localities in California, Australia, etc. where gold is obtained.
  • n. region; locality
  • v. Present participle of dig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or the place of digging or excavating.
  • n. Places where ore is dug; especially, certain localities in California, Australia, and elsewhere, at which gold is obtained.
  • n. Region; locality.
  • n. a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of excavating, especially with spade or shovel, or, in general, with simple tools and without the aid of blasting.
  • n. The act of undermining; plotting; manœuvering.
  • n. plural That which is dug out.
  • n. plural A region or locality where mining is carried on.
  • n.
  • n. plural Region; place; locality: as, business is dull in these diggings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of digging

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Examples

  • Rugborough match is to be played on next Saturday (tomorrow), and digging -- _digging_ -- I'll trouble you.

    Tales of St. Austin's

  • If the media wants to be the fourth (albeit unelected) branch of government, I suggest it cultivate some sense of responsibility in "digging" for the truth.

    Blitzer: Most explosive charges I can remember

  • It can be placed around trees which are already there, so no cutting, chopping otherwise digging is necessary, simply click the 2 parts of the Treepot around it also top up with gravel.

    Tree Bench

  • She did something useful in digging up some Klingon language books in Star Trek VI.

    Matthew Yglesias » Only on the Internet

  • My experience has shown that there are lots of articles, reviews and resources for the male golfer but deeper digging is necessary for the female golfer.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1121

  • The digging is for the last of my mother's cats, which ancient and oddly enough chose today to pass over to the heavyside layer.

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  • For those of you who are interested in digging deeper or conveniently listening to a message on your IPod or in your car, these audio messages and study guides will serve as a great support to the book.

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  • WSJ: A lot of musicians claim to never go back and listen to their old material, but you obviously took some joy in digging back into your archives for "Decoded."

    Just Asking: Decoding Jay-Z

  • How much energy will be used in digging the light rail tunnel between downtown Seattle and the U.W.?

    More Than The Tailpipe « PubliCola

  • The men’s employer is the Stadtgemeinde and they are at present engaged in digging air-raid trenches.

    Work Camp 107 GW

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  • This is Mister Beers;
    And for forty-seven years
    He's been digging in his garden like a miner.
    He isn't planting seeds
    Nor scratching up weeds,
    He's trying to bore a tunnel down to China.

    - Hugh Lofting, 'Mister Beers'.

    November 30, 2008