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Huck Finn, did you EVER hear of a prisoner having picks and shovels, and all the modern conveniences in his wardrobe to dig himself out with?
To dig the foundations out from under that cabin with?
They always dig out with a case-knife -- and not through dirt, mind you; generly it's through solid rock.
You don't reckon it's going to take thirty-seven years to dig out through a DIRT foundation, do you?
Things being so uncertain, what I recommend is this: that we really dig right in, as quick as we can; and after that, we can LET ON, to ourselves, that we was at it thirty-seven years.
I tied my lantern to a forked branch I had noticed a year before at the precise spot where I stopped to dig the hole.
In addition, tilled soils are easier for bears to dig in, although glacier lilies are less abundant in digs than in undisturbed meadow.
The deeper you dig, the more limited you are in spreading the handles when grabbing the dirt.
Dig This has received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence award in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Many dogs dig in the garden as a means of exploring an otherwise predictable, and in some cases, boring environment.
4 : a nasty remark <She got in a dig about forgetting her birthday.