To dig out


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dig out to depart; to leave, esp. hastily; decamp.
    • To dig out 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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In literature:

I should have thought it would be close to some mountain out of which the old people could dig gold.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
Bel, lad, we are going to dig our way out, if it takes us a month.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
Ask your father to take the direction of the work while we dig out the boat; that will employ them all inside the house.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
That sentry will dig out as soon as he scents danger, and all we can do is to let him go.
"George at the Fort" by Harry Castlemon
If you three were to live and dig to the age of Methuselah you'd never make a living out of it.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
I was there at the time and helped to dig him out.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
To dig themselves out was not, however, a difficult matter.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Seems to me the b-b-best way would be to dig a trench, and then shoo the old p-p-porker out.
"Chums of the Camp Fire" by Lawrence J. Leslie
He is extremely fond of eggs, and goes to the shores frequented by turtles, and digs them out of the sand.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
She has long given up trying to dig or scratch her way out.
"Chatterbox Stories of Natural History" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Burrow amain;
Dig like a mole;
Fill every vein
With half-burnt coal;
Puff the keen dust about,
And all to choke me out.
"The Asthmatic To The Satan That Binds Him" by George MacDonald
One day he was digging, a spade or two,
As his aching back could lift,
When he saw something glisten at the bottom of the trench,
And to get it out he made great shift.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
And so he remarked to them, little and big—
To claimants: "You skip!" and to lawyers: "You dig!"
They tumbled, tumultuous, out of his court
And left him victorious, holding the fort.
"The Legatee" by Ambrose Bierce
Much casual death had drained away their souls.
The thick dirt mounted toward the quivering chin.
When only the head was exposed the order came
To dig him out again and to get back in.
"More Light! More Light!" by Anthony Hecht
“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
'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:

Time to dig out that old red speedo.
Haitians began to dig themselves out of the mud on Sunday, one day after Tropical Storm Isaac doused the Caribbean nation and killed eight people here and another two in neighboring Dominican Republic.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians began to dig themselves out of the mud on Sunday, one day after Tropical Storm Isaac doused the Caribbean nation and killed eight people here and another two in.
After weeks of digging through hundreds of gigabytes of information, Christian Rudder set out to tackle one of life's unanswered questions: Which smartphone users have the most sex.
In "The Walker," Kristin Scott Thomas leaves armpiece Woody Harrelson to dig himself out of being a suspect in her lover's murder.
Sounders hope to dig out against Galaxy.
After his own experience dealing with a mortgage mess, Nye Lavalle set out to learn all he could about the mortgage industry, traveling nationwide to dig into records.
Wilkes — who also sold furniture out of his Main Street establishment — hired William Hyer to do the actual digging.
New data show that Connecticut has a deeper economic hole to dig out of than analysts imagined a few months ago.
In the end, 19 points was too big a hole for the Amsterdam football team to dig itself out of.
One week after digging out of a small hole to keep its national championship hopes alive, Alabama dug a much deeper one Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Today, we've been digging through that data to find out which accounts are the most delinquent .
Lake Erie Monsters can't dig out of early hole, lose to San Antonio.
Sometimes, you just need to keep digging Tom Mooney Out on a Limb.
We're asking you again to dig into your pockets and help out tomorrow.

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
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