To dig from

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dig from to get out or obtain by digging; as, to dig coal from or out of a mine; to dig out fossils; to dig up a tree. The preposition is often omitted; as, the men are digging coal, digging iron ore, digging potatoes.
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Quotations

  • William Moulton Marston
    William Moulton Marston
    “Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.”

Usage

In literature:

He usually digs it from under the log, tears it to pieces, and then buries it under the snow.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
The foreman of the ice-men examined everything, and said they must dig down to you from above.
"My Terminal Moraine" by Frank E. Stockton
It's a choice between doing so and making things in this very new land for some other fellow to dig up six thousand years from now.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Antony, not finding that Cicero had come at his call, declared in the Senate that he would send his workmen to dig him out from his house.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
I loved my work, and now it is taken from me; as far as I know, I may have to dig for my bread.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Men on the upper diggings were making from sixty to a hundred dollars a day.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
But we can dig that from cover, just round the patch we want to sit on.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Let's draw a straight line from one clump to the other and dig along that line.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
I am from Maine, and I knew a Guardley up there who came to these diggings.
"To Alaska for Gold" by Edward Stratemeyer
This mode of underpinning is designed to prevent thieves from digging under the wall and into the house.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
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In poetry:

Men that dig up a mandrake know dis-ease.
This body is committed to its bones
Down where the taproots of New England trees
Suck bare existence from the broken stones.
"The Golden Corpse" by Stephen Vincent Benet
With restless snout rooting the dark morasses,
Where reeds and grasses on the soft slime grow,
The wild-boars, grunting ill-content and anger,
Dig lairs to shield them from the torturing glow,
Deep, deep as they can go.
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
And they were stronger hands than mine
That digged the Ruby from the earth—
More cunning brains that made it worth
The large desire of a king,
And stouter hearts that through the brine
Went down the perfect Pearl to bring.
"A Dedication to Soldiers Three" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

It only took the Democrats a few hours after Mitt Romney released his personal financial filing to dig up an interesting tidbit from Romney's 1994 challenge of Senator Ted Kennedy.
Gov Earl Ray Tomblin plans to seek a federal disaster declaration for West Virginia as worn-out residents and highway crews continued digging out from a blast of heavy, wet snow from Superstorm Sandy.
CHARLESTON — Gov Earl Ray Tomblin plans to seek a federal disaster declaration for West Virginia as worn-out residents and highway crews continued digging out from a blast of heavy, wet snow from superstorm Sandy.
Now, because it's been seen in action, engineers and conservation groups can study areas that might benefit from temporary flooding, and perhaps dig spillways to make it happen.
This story of adventure, bravery, daring, friendship, and honor begins when Runcible, a Weimaraner, digs a hole from Cape Cod all the way to Japan.
The Band Perry Veer From Loud to Soft on 'Better Dig Two' – Song Premiere.
Players' union digs in because NHL revenue increased to $3.3 billion from $2.1 billion since 2005.
Alaska town tries to dig out from huge snow dump.
A big dig in downtown Lawrence has failed to unearth any unmarked graves from the Civil War.
A slide show from 7 to 9 pm at the Coupeville Library will highlight some of Wessen's more interesting digs and showing examples of significant finds from our region.
Residents say they'll have to dig out from storm.
It asks you to dig its story from the ruins and learn it on your own.
Alaska town tries to dig out from huge snow dump .
As we are putting this weekly report to bed, Washington is still digging out from an unusual onslaught of winter weather that dumped record amounts of snow.
Chief Investigator Darcy Spears talked to families who say they've only just begun to dig out from disaster.
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In science:

To unearth specific differences caused by quantum effects one can start from this similarity at the lowest-order approximation, which yields the classical results, but then dig deeper.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Moreover, observationally, stellar radiation leaked from individual molecular clouds is thought to power the ionization of diffuse ionized gas (DIG) in a galaxy, and maintains DIG layer above and below the galactic disk (e.g.
Dwarf Galaxies with Ionizing Radiation Feedback. I: Escape of Ionizing Photons
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
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
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