To dig in


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dig in to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure.
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  • Mark Twain
    “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”
  • Roy W. Walters
    Roy W. Walters
    “If you're already in a hole, it's no use to continue digging.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.”


In literature:

There can be no sand better to dig in than that of Scheveningen; and they dig in it all day.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
The Field-Cornet made us stand in rows, and told off forty men to dig a trench that night.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
I can put my head under, to dig in the mud for snails and sweet, spicy weeds, but I can't get my whole body under.
"Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble" by Howard R. Garis
Never, perhaps, in the history of the world had a man worked so hard to dig up a dead cat.
"Mike Flannery On Duty and Off" by Ellis Parker Butler
Captain Maxwell's first order was to direct a party to dig in search of water.
"Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
He therefore tells Rocco to dig a grave in Florestan's cell, and he himself will do the necessary murder.
"Old Scores and New Readings" by John F. Runciman
Men skilled in the practice of digging and concealing graves were always attached to each Thug gang.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
Multitudes seem to have gone to the diggings with every species of encumbrance, and in a totally unsuitable garb.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 424, New Series, February 14, 1852" by Various
Sometimes he had to dig a place with his knife in order to get a hold.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
When it come to him, it didn't know nothin' but how to shoot an' dig a hole in the ground.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
I go to sleep sometimes with my pipe in my mouth as we do at the diggings.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Potatoes, one acre, would be ready to dig in May.
"An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island" by John Hunter
In another case he had to dig and invent to meet a peculiar situation.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
The President was capable of digging his toes in and refusing to budge, as he did over Fiume.
"The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes
This open credit seemed to him like an opened-up placer in which he had only to dig with his nails.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Could he not, from time to time, hide the money in his bathrobe and find some means of digging?
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Quick-growing sorts may be planted to dig as new Potatoes later in the year.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Dig a hole in the earth in the centre of the bed, large enough to receive the trap, with its log, and chain.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
First they dig a foundation of greater or less capacity, in proportion to the number of their society.
"Stories about the Instinct of Animals, Their Characters, and Habits" by Thomas Bingley
They did not return, but they drove the Turk before them and enabled others to dig in before he could re-form.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett

In poetry:

I dig my grave and lie in it,
And as I dig, I show to men
The tombstone that shall o'er me sit,
As I repose within my den.
"Man's Ambition" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
I watch'd him sleep by the furrow—
The first that fell in the fight.
His grave they would dig to-morrow:
The battle called them to-night.
"Two Folk Songs" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
And this is all I ever chanced to know,
Told by my mate while digging on the Creek,
Who ended with his handsome face aglow,
And with a verse in Greek.
"A Romance In The Rough" by Arthur Patchett Martin

To climb a hill that hungers for the sky,
To dig my hands wrist deep in pregnant earth,
To watch a young bird, veering, learn to fly,
To give a still, stark poem shining birth.
"Fulfillment" by Helene M Johnson
We may be rough, tough blokes; but, rough or tough,
We're dinkum, an' we try to play the game.
An' if its friends you look for; good enough!
We're cobbers, Dig. An' that in more than name.
"'Ang up yet 'at" by C J Dennis
Then dig the grave-pit deep and wide,
Three graves thrown into one,
And lay three corpses side by side,
And tell their tale to none;
But bring her back in all her pride
To see what she hath done.
"The Three Friends" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

The 49ers have plenty of digging to do, because they were whipped in almost every facet of the game.
At risk of being accused of mailing it in this week, I'm going to dig into It's Only Money's mailbox to answer a couple of your questions: Julie Webb of Happy Valley writes.
Experts ready to dig in and identify old relics.
Going to start by saying I dig it but we all got in a debate over if it was "Country" or not.
Well, she has quite a story: She's been working her butt off to become a pop star (in her downtown L.A. Digs) but then became pregnant last year.
You may have heard of archaeological digs in Egypt or Rome, but Michiana residents don't have to travel that far to see history unearthed.
Campers are digging in this week to restore some of the resources that are left.
Youngsters dig in to help restore camp.
Dig in to help salmon in Marysville.
Eagles dig in to notch first volleyball victory of year.
News nets dig in to cover RNC, storm.
Paul resident Chris Schodt says he left his car on the road and used his girlfriends car yesterday, "We figured at least we'd have just one car to dig out in the morning.".
South Carolina Sen Lindsey Graham was equally harsh in his critique, saying Mr Romney continued to dig a "hole" for the GOP.
New CEO digging in to fix Browns.
Browns' new CEO digging in to fix team.

In science:

Then I saw the diagram Kovalevsky-1990 presented a year later, very different, but again I was puzzled. I wanted to dig deeper, but five years passed before I found the time to make Høg-1995 which was immediately accepted in the Hipparcos Science Team.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
SalsaJ software has been developed as a powerful platform to support the teaching of sciences in secondary schools, and in particular dig the wealth of astronomical data connected to Virtual Observatories for the benefit of Physics teaching.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
He translates it and finds it gives veiled directions to a secluded spot in the woods on the mainland. (Poe gives a lovely explanation of how to crack a cryptogram.) Here the three companions dig by lantern light for what they hope is treasure.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Such symmetry breaking is also in agreement with a slower response as the system ages: it takes a longer time to erase the dip after tw1 + tw2 than it took to dig it between tw1 and tw1 + tw2 .
Ageing in granular aluminium insulating thin films
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
Remark 4.1 (for readers who want to dig in the details of ) As we have mentioned, the LCS of two sequences might have associated many different alignments, which we cal l optimal alignments.
General approach to the fluctuations problem in random sequence comparison
It is convenient to organize this splitting in terms of uσ t + gσ = Gσ and differential consequences uσ ti + Di gσ = DiGσ , etc., which we refer to as the leading terms (all other terms in the splitting are then referred to as non-leading).
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
Ascertaining the correctness of an analysis down to the level of potential bugs in the code thereby requires a Herculean effort on the part of the reviewing committee, which rarely spends substantial time digging through the student’s C++.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
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
The ESE structures occur on (very roughly) the ion-neutral collisional scale in the DIG, i.e. the scale that corresponds to the wavelength of an Alfv´en wave with a frequency equal to the ion-neutral collision frequency.
Small Ionized and Neutral Structures: A Theoretical Review
Data of a successful flight (foreseen in December 2008) of the slightly improved ANITA-II set-up will allow to start digging into the standard parameter space of cosmic neutrinos.
Radio Detection of Particles from the Cosmos
In order to investigate the energy lost by the jet-quenching process, experimentalists have to dig into the soft part of the hadron spectrum, typically by looking at correlations between a trigger particle (as a proxy for the jet) and soft associated particles of a few GeV.
Hard Probes 2012: Experimental Summary
As hundreds to tens of thousands of cycles may be usefully registered in the output of the detector, this method of matched filtering will allow one to dig deeply into the broadband noise, under the condition that the used template wave form be an accurate representation of the signal over that many cycles.
Gravitational-wave versus binary-pulsar tests of strong-field gravity
The modeled [SII]/Hα ratio is up to a factor of two below the observations, however the theoretical uncertainty for the [SII] line is very high as dielectronic recombination is an important process in the DIG.
Constraining the extra heating of the Diffuse Ionized Gas in the Milky Way