Excavate Sentence Examples
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.
To excavate the ship properly, saturation diving had to be done.
The lowest part of the surface of this rock was reached after excavating through alluvial deposits to a depth of about 70 ft., but owing to its fissured and cavernous nature it became necessary to excavate to much greater depths, reaching in places more than 120 ft.
We have started to excavate the turf core of the barrow mound.Advertisement
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.
This can create considerable additional expense, especially if you have to rent equipment to excavate or pour a concrete slab foundation as opposed to gravel.
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.
Humboldt's penguins excavate burrows to nest in, usually about 3 meters in length.
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So much slaughter had gone on during that period of storm and stress that it was long impossible to excavate in any direction without coming on human remains.
At spawning time sea trout excavate a nest, termed a redd, in which to deposit their eggs.
Digging wasps make simple holes in the ground; many burrowing bees form branching tunnels; other bees excavate timber or make their brood-chambers in hollow plant-stems; wasps work up with their saliva vegetable fibres bitten off tree-bark to make paper; social bees produce from glands in their own bodies the wax whence their nest-chambers are built.
The Germans began to excavate the great temple of Hera at Samos in 1910.
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Any plans to excavate a selected oval barrow would need to await the outcome of the initial study and the identification of suitable examples.
Alternatively, explosions create cavities, for example, as bombs excavate bomb craters.
Our overall objective is to excavate the entire mound, but it is so huge that the work must be carried out in phases.
Back on the excavation at the Kloster they had unearthed a skeleton so Sarah and I returned to help excavate it.
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Yet it is in this stratum, and in this alone, that the catacombs are constructed; their engineers avoiding with equal care the solid stone of the tufa litoide and the friable pozzolana, and selecting the stratum of medium hardness, which enabled them to form the vertical walls of their galleries, and to excavate the loculi and cubicula without severe labour and also without fear of their falling in.
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.
Now I off back south to help excavate a round barrow on the last prehistoric dig of the summer for me.
A separate department of this ministry under a director-general has the charge of antiquities and fine arts, making archaeological excavations and supervising those undertaken by private persons (permission to foreigners, even to foreign schools, to excavate in Italy is rarely granted), and maintaining the numerous state museums and picture galleries.