Sentence Examples


  • In many cases, however, it has been found necessary to reopen the mine through the fallen ground, and even to excavate openings through the solid mineral.
  • These ruins were discovered in 1877 by Ernest de Sarzec, at that time French consul at Basra, who was allowed, by the Montefich chief, Nasir Pasha, the first Wali-Pasha, or governor-general, of Basra, to excavate at his pleasure in the territories subject to that official.
  • Bees can excavate timber and make their brood-chambers in hollow plant-stems.
  • In March 1876 the trustees of the British Museum despatched Smith once more to excavate the rest of Assur-banipal's library.
  • The sites of Pella and Dion were examined by the Greeks, and the French began to excavate the necropolis and theatre of Philippi in 1914.

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