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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of excavate.

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Examples

  • The second excavates the phenomenon of what the police term "mispers" – missing persons, people who sometimes have chosen to disappear and sometimes have not – among them, the victims of mass-murderer Frederick West.

    Men Should Weep; The Missing – review

  • The North American Gila Woodpecker excavates a living space within saguaro cacti.

    Photo-Op: Nest Fest

  • Ocean/Corbis In "Future Babble," a delicious gathering of such useless conjecture, Dan Gardner samples from the finest experts known to mankind or at least to the mass media and excavates a trove of detailed research to show how a seemingly rational activity—calculating the probability of something happening—has turned into a continuous farce.

    Prophets of Error

  • In Sundance's The Mortified Sessions 8/7c, interviewer David Nadelberg excavates celebrities' childhood photos, diaries, letters and other potentially embarrassing mementos to reveal what made them who they are today.

    The Monday Guide to TV: A Holiday Closer, Charlie Brown and More Country Awards

  • Addressing us, his audience, Ölmez excavates Tubal, a minor but freighted Shakespearean creation, the only friend of Merchant's notorious Semitic villain, Shylock.

    George Heymont: Brush Up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

  • Addressing us, his audience, Ölmez excavates Tubal, a minor but freighted Shakespearean creation, the only friend of Merchant's notorious Semitic villain, Shylock.

    George Heymont: Brush Up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

  • Hodgkin similarly excavates a cross-section of grass but we have no way ofknowing if he has portrayed an entire lawn, or a two-centimetre patch.

    Howard Hodgkin - the last English romantic painter

  • Along the way, Rhys excavates the bizarre history of the Welsh immigrants who sailed to Argentina in the late 18th century, expecting an English-free Utopia, but finding only arid desert.

    Separado!

  • In his rather dry understated way, he excavates the reality behind the babbling Babel of 24/7 corporate news, and places long-buried truths on the table for us to examine.

    Johann Hari: The Enduring Truth-Telling of Noam Chomsky

  • Could I tell Jay that the world is chaos and an artful novel satisfies our human desire for order, or that the novel excavates meaning from the rubble of incomprehension?

    'Mentor,' a memoir by Tom Grimes, reviewed by Michael Dirda

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