digging


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Synonyms for digging

the act of digging

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Dorothy and Toto and the shaggy man came to a halt before the little boy, who kept on digging in a sober and persistent fashion.
Toto had been looking with great curiosity in the hole which the boy was digging, and growing more and more excited every minute, perhaps thinking that Button-Bright was after some wild animal.
Fresh air, and digging, and skipping-rope had made her feel so comfortably tired that she fell asleep.
She became more conscious of him when the direction of his digging brought him closer.
What, did you come digging here entirely because of me?"
Still, they had not come upon Flintwinch yet; so the sturdy digging and shovelling and carrying away went on without intermission by night and by day.
I also weighed very carefully the possibility of our digging a way out in a direction away from the pit, but the chances of our emerging within sight of some sentinel fighting-machine seemed at first too great.
I went into the scullery, removed the door, and spent some hours digging with my hatchet as silently as possible; but when I had made a hole about a couple of feet deep the loose earth collapsed noisily, and I did not dare continue.
More than one, in digging underneath the wheel, was dangerously injured by the splinters of stone.
He paused and considered the matter, while Jerry returned to digging the sand where the scent was auspicious.
He sat in the sun, and conversed cordially with Tommy Brock, who was passing through the wood with a sack and a little spud which he used for digging, and some mole traps.
de Monte Cristo, digging underneath these trees, found neither skeleton nor chest, because neither of them was there!"
I rose, and again began digging and enlarging the hole; still I found nothing, nothing -- the chest was no longer there!"
An old man, with his face turned to the sea, was making a weary attempt at digging upon a small potato patch.
Monty resumed his digging. Trent watched him through the leaves of a stunted tree, underneath which he had thrown himself.