unearth

Definitions

  • A wrought-iron window casement unearthed near an early 17th-century building site
    A wrought-iron window casement unearthed near an early 17th-century building site
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unearth recover through digging "Schliemann excavated Troy","excavate gold"
    • v unearth bring to light "The CIA unearthed a plot to kill the President"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery,...
A few fireplace tools unearthed at Jamestown A few fireplace tools unearthed at Jamestown
A few knives, forks, and spoons unearthed at Jamestown A few knives, forks, and spoons unearthed at Jamestown
The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in existence. It was made by Joseph Copeland of Chuckatuck, Va., in 1675. The spoon on the bottom is a conjectural restoration of Copeland’s specimen The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in...
A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown
English sgraffito, or scratched, ware—one of the most colorful types of pottery unearthed at Jamestown English sgraffito, or scratched, ware—one of the most colorful types of pottery unearthed at Jamestown
English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown
A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.
    • v. t Unearth To drive or draw from the earth; hence, to uncover; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose; as, to unearth a secret. "To unearth the roof of an old tree."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unearth In electricity, to break the ground connection of a circuit; to insulate from electrical contact with the earth.
    • unearth To drive or bring forth from an earth or burrow; drive from any underground hole or burrow; draw from the earth.
    • unearth To uncover from the earth; dig out of the ground; exhume, as fossils; exfodiate.
    • unearth To bring to light; discover; find out; disclose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unearth un-ėrth′ to take out of, drive, or draw from the earth or a burrow, as a fox or badger: to uncover, to disclose
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Do what you love. Know you own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + earth,

Usage

In literature:

And Sakra presented me with these unearthly apparels and unearthly ornaments, elegant and rare.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
So I offered to go and unearth you.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
White and startled, Kenny unearthed the chafing dish and made himself some coffee.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
I could groan more unearthly and oftener than any mute that master employed.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
Never has she appeared so spiritual, so true and tender; so full of sweetness that is almost unearthly.
"The Haunted Chamber" by "The Duchess"
Space permits only brief descriptions of the more common types unearthed.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
She stood in the brilliant line of light, a splendid vision of almost unearthly beauty.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Horses were all through the grounds; Fred heard them, and the savage, unearthly cries of their riders.
"The Boy Scouts In Russia" by John Blaine
I was an ass to stand there at that unearthly hour, robbing myself of sleep in order to pursue such trains of thought.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
He first unearthed the sanctuary of Amenhothes III., with its massive roof.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
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In poetry:

An odour lives where once was air,
A strange, unearthly scent,
From the burning of the four great stars
Within the firmament.
"Night" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Earth scarce had mourned some lesser beauty--thou,
Celestial maid!
Mid all didst wear a so unearthly brow,
And thou--decayed!
"The Lost Pleiad" by James Avis Bartley
Through gold and gems, a dazzling maze,
From veil to veil the vision led,
And ended, where unearthly rays
From o'er the ark were shed.
"Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Then to unearthly life arise,
Yet not at once to seek the skies,
But glide awhile from saint to saint,
Lest on our lonely way we faint;
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
And being more pitiful than Love
Stooped glowing from her path above,
And an unearthly kiss
Laid on my lips: Muse, answer, what is this?
"Love And The Muse" by Mathilde Blind
"Or whence those deep unearthly tones,
That human bosom never own'd;
Or why, it cannot be remov'd,
That folded veil that sweeps the ground?"
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

Archaeologists unearthed a pair of human skeletons Monday Feb 6 at a construction site outside the northern Italian city of Mantua.
From the Department of Wonderful Things Unearthed on Twitter, one of the better pieces of fan mail anyone's ever received.
Whole Foods Turns to a Full-Time Forager to Unearth New Products.
Spanish National Research Council unearths place where Julius Caesar died in Rome.
Archeologists Unearth Site Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed.
A comedy feature that hasn't been seen in more than four decades, starring Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn , has been unearthed by TCM and will be aired next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Not that DeLillo claims to have unearthed the "real" plot, if indeed there was such a thing.
Video showing Atta, bin Laden is unearthed.
Volunteers unearth part of school's heritage.
Now, The Boston Globe's unearthing of an unpublished Bishop novel, "Amazon Fever," gives another glimpse into Bishop's state of mind.
Mars Curiosity unearths strange white speck that seems out of place in typical reddish soil.
Joe Tarr unearths even more problems at the Orpheum Theatre.
Rare artifacts unearthed from camp that once held 10,000 Union prisoners.
Reissue unearths long-forgotten coulda-shoulda girl-group.
But when he speaks of God's word, an unearthly sense of confidence.
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In science:

Further, in recent time techniques of network analysis (Brandes and Erlebach 2005), including those of social network analysis (Carrington et al. 2005) are being developed and used extensively to unearth interesting results from large scale networks such as Internet.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
These abundance of symmetries would not be unearthed if such p-adic integral representations had not been available.
Identities of symmetry for generalized twisted Bernoulli polynomials twisted by unramified roots of unity
The proposed algorithm is simple, straightforward and efficient and helps to unearth several new types of linearizing transformations besides the known ones in the literature.
A systematic method of finding linearizing transformations for nonlinear ordinary differential equations: I. Scalar case
As a by-product of this investigation we unearth a new type of linearizing transformation in third order nonlinear ODEs.
A systematic method of finding linearizing transformations for nonlinear ordinary differential equations: I. Scalar case
Sm/PrFeAsO) to unearth some of their complex magnetic peculiarities.
High Field (14Tesla) Magneto Transport of Sm/PrFeAsO
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