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dig out

Definitions

  • A St. Bernard digs out a man buried in snow
    A St. Bernard digs out a man buried in snow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dig out create by digging "dig a hole","dig out a channel"
    • v dig out dig out from underneath earth or snow
    • v dig out remove, harvest, or recover by digging "dig salt","dig coal"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so that the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses its' forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
    • Dig out (U.S. slang) to decamp
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Quotations

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    “When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. O. Fr. diguer, to dig; of Teut. origin.

Usage

In literature:

I suppose they will try to dig us out to-morrow.
"A Little Book for Christmas" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Then it will be easy to dig out the mortar between the bricks, in the jail wall.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Sometimes one could dig it out of the surface of the ground.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
The next morning Peter's father went out to dig potatoes.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
You dig fer our supper in that pack o' mine an' spread it out here.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
The lads escape death by digging their way out of the prison hut by night.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
The journalist might well exchange the muckrake for the pick and dig it out.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
One could dig out a huge brush-heap of roots and the tree would live.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
It was left for my father to teach me, or for me to dig it out for myself.
"A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After" by Edward Bok
The job of digging it out of the frozen ground was enough to have discouraged these men at the outset.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 50, October 21, 1897" by Various
You don't 'pear to make any thing of fighting duels, and then hiring folks to dig other folks out of a mine.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
We all ran down to dig him out, scarcely daring to hope we should find him alive.
"Wreaths of Friendship" by T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
They are easy to find out, and when we find them, we have to dig them.
"The American Missionary, Vol. 43, No. 9, September, 1889" by Various
Year in and year out he forces them to dig in his mines for their bare existence.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
Therefore dig out a wide trench and place the good top soil on one side.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
I wonder what the Jacks have got to laugh and laugh about I'm sure the worms don't see the joke when Jacky digs them out.
"A Book for Kids" by C. J. (Clarence Michael James) Dennis
The full-fed team-dogs had been too idle that night to dig out proper sleeping-nests for themselves in the snow.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
He'd dig gold out of an ash heap.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
A few months later the robbers managed to dig themselves out of the prison.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
If so we must dig it out and brush it off and put it to work.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

“He stooped to tear a lump of schist
Out of the clinging soil,
By thunder, you should hear him jist,
And see the way he’d coil
Upon the ground, and hug his fist,
And scratch and dig and toil!
"The Sleeping Beauty" by Henry Lawson
"'I'm here!' 'It's me!' His flag they see,
And know lost Willie's voice;
They quickly answer shout for shout,
And with their hands they dig him out,
And carry him home. Oh! didn't we
In Ingle Dell rejoice?
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey
In hollows where the thistle shakes
A hoar bloom like a witch's-light,
From weed and flower the rain-wind rakes
Dead sweetness--as a wildman might,
From out the leaves, the woods among,
Dig some dead woman, fair and young.
"Black Vesper Pageants" by Madison Julius Cawein
'E calls me Digger; that's 'ow 'e begins.
'E sez 'e's only 'arf a man; an' grins.
Judged be 'is nerve, I'd say 'e was worth two
Uv me an' you.
Then 'e digs 'arf a fag out uv 'is vest,
Borrers me matches, an' I gives 'im best.
"Digger Smith" by C J Dennis
I've coasted on the Barwon — low down the Darling, too,
I've been on the Murrumbidgee, and out on the Paroo;
I've been on all the diggings, boys, from famous Ballarat;
I've loafed upon the Lachlan, and fossicked Lambing Flat.
"The Murrumbidgee Shearer" by Anonymous Oceania
'E 'ad a fork out in the tater patch.
Sez 'e, "Why 'ello, Digger. Got a match?"
"Digger?" I sez. "Well, you ain't digger 'ere.
You better clear.
You ought to know that you can't dig them spuds.
They don't belong to you; they're ole Dad Flood's."
"Digger Smith" by C J Dennis

In news:

Mickey Mantle 's, the Central Park South eatery that was once part owned by the Yankee slugger and looked last month to be digging itself out of debt, is closing after 24 years.
Evelyn (Judi Dench, left) and Madge (Celia Imrie) check out their new digs in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".
Massachusetts towns digging out from widespread damage caused by rare tornadoes that killed 4.
Mickey Mantle's, the Central Park South eatery that was once part owned by the Yankee slugger and looked last month to be digging itself out of debt, is closing after 24 years.
I've always hated this part, as it involves digging out CDs, downloading apps from lots of different sites, and then manually installing everything.
Still digging out A month after a mud slide devastated homes in Silverado Canyon, volunteers are still cleaning up the mess.
Firefighters dig out elderly horses stuck in mud .
It's taken decades for historians and novelists to dig their way out of the fog of myth surrounding Earp and Holliday, and the results have sometimes been a mixed bag.
As the summer crowds thin, now's the time to check out the chic new digs, restaurants, and shops they're leaving behind.
After digging out of an 11-point hole in the last 10 minutes of the first half, Missouri Southern's women's basketball team gave a collective sigh of relief.
East coast residents dig out after Nor'easter.
Elsewhere, in an effort to keep a major shipping connection between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River open, the US Army Corps of Engineers moved in a fifth dredge to dig sediment out of the Southwest Pass.
The city of Fredericksburg opposes the latest plan by the US National Slavery Museum to dig out from $7 million debt, arguing it lacks specifics and is overly optimistic.
Northeast digs out from nor'easter snows.
Northeast Digs out from Snow Following Hurricane.
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In science:

What information can we hope to dig out? Galaxies (besides our own) are observed pro jected on the sky, leaving us two spatial dimensions, and only one (line-of-sight) velocity.
Probing the stellar populations of early-type galaxies: the SAURON survey
Hopes for digging out the clock fields from the metric by a canonical transformation, or even regarding GTR as literally parametrized without exhibiting the clock fields explicitly, have diminished somewhat over the years.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Compared with the previous approach developed by Shen et al. (2006), this method can not only obtain all CHs over the full solar surface (not just those on the front-side solar disk), but also dig out the CHs covered by some bright structures (e.g., active regions) in EIT 284 ˚A images.
Influence of Coronal Holes on CMEs in Causing SEP Events
We will dig this term out with repeated applications of Jensen’s and H¨older’s inequality.
Moment asymptotics for branching random walks in random environment
However, digging a supersymmetric signal out from the Standard Model backgrounds will not be easy, and it is important to calculate the latter as accurately as possible.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
The matrix is therefore very noisy and we need to “dig out” the topological signal from the noise.
Constraining topology in harmonic space
Here the order p6 is only one-loop. A review is Ref. and references to more recent work can be found in the papers place where the order p6 Lagrangian for this sector was worked out [21, 22]. I have done a reasonable effort to dig out all relevant papers for this review.
Chiral Perturbation Theory Beyond One Loop
If the structures are really small-scale density and pressure enhancements in the ISM, then the challenge is to understand how one can generate such large excursions out of a medium with typical densities between ∼ 0.1 cm−3 (the Diffuse Ionized Gas or DIG) and ∼ 1 cm−3 (the WNM).
Small Ionized and Neutral Structures: A Theoretical Review
As we step outside the densest regions and explore using assorted kinds of QSO absorption clouds, you have to dig out from under the effects of depletion (Rodriguez et al. 2006a) and downsizing (Zwaan et al. 2005) to find the 2006 answer, “some of them do and some of them don’t”.
Astrophysics in 2006
Still, with some effort one may be able to dig out the A1 contribution, using other information (especially the pt distribution).
The Phases of QCD
Very soft jet cuts would be required to dig out the gluino signal at the LHC .
Summary of the Supersymmetry Working Group
To reach the ‘right’ process for extracting energy through the ‘force-free’ magnetosphere, one must cut open the upper null surface SN, to dig out the paircreation gap with the dual unipolar batteries.
Electromagnetic extraction of energy from Kerr black holes
The information of the actual position of the ionizing stars are effectively removed, consistent with the picture of having the DIG being ionized by radiation leaking out of the Lockman–layer.
Constraining the extra heating of the Diffuse Ionized Gas in the Milky Way
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