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  • v. Present participle of dig out.


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  • Dramatically she wiped her tears away and continued reading and improvising, "Down the slope members of our glorious Gurkha and Irish Guards, heroically risking their lives, are digging out our Brothers and Sisters …."

    Noble House

  • There, Amanda exerted herself unnecessarily digging out the passports from beneath piles of snacks and maps and guidebooks, because the Swiss guards waved us through their customs checkpoint with barely a glance, and a few yards down the road the singing, humming, foot-tapping Italian guard made some kind of a movement with his chin that could have been interpreted as shorthand for Passports?

    The Italian Summer

  • Did you hear about Mr. Tollage digging out his hedge, and the adders that was in it?

    Lonesome Road

  • They went about the job poorly, just digging out a shallow bed and strewing the men in and covering them over with dirt about to the depth that one would plant potatoes.

    Cold Mountain

  • Most of the men who had participated in the wet, laborious task of digging out the airshaft had gome home by this time.


  • Richard said Mr. Tollage was digging out his hedge.

    Lonesome Road

  • She supplemented the baji’s sparse meal by digging out a few saved rupees to buy kebab rolls from the Defence Market.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • Labourers were set to digging out the foundations of the stone buildings, carpenters to cutting down trees and running up the light wooden houses that were to serve as barracks for the present; masons were employed in hewing stones and building landing-piers; and all the crowd of well-born adventurers were set to work with their hands, much to their disgust.

    Christopher Columbus


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