excavator : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ek skuh vay ter

  • n  a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
  • n  a machine for excavating

  • Napoleon brought his own team of excavators when he invaded in 1798, and a series of expeditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries uncovered one tomb after another.
  • Congratulations, excavators of the erotic.
  • Also gone were diagrams made by excavators that showed where each stone sarcophagus lay inside the tomb, and what the family relationships might have been, say, between Jesus .
News & Articles

  • Excavator Hits Incline Home; Highway 28 Reopens
    A portion of Highway 28 has reopened to traffic after crews removed an excavator that hit a house Monday in Incline Village.
    June 11, 2013 - KTVN Reno
  • Excavator operator surrenders to police
    The excavator operator charged in the deaths of six people at a Salvation Army thrift store in Center City turned himself in to police Saturday.
    June 9, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Excavator Operator Wanted In Philly Collapse Deaths Surrenders
    The excavator operator wanted in connection with the deadly Philadelphia building collapse surrendered to police on Saturday. The man, Sean Benschop, was accused of being high while operating the equipment. Benschop was operating an excavator on Wednesday when the remains of a four-story building gave way. They toppled onto an attached Salvation Army thrift store, [...] Excavator Operator Wanted ...
    June 9, 2013 - The Inquisitr

  • Steve Flesch in Forbes
    I didn't know what I was going to make,Flesch said. "I saw that ball sitting on the lip, and I'm like, 'Dear, God, what do I do?' I called for an official, an excavator, an architect, I didn't know what I was doing."
  • Simon Jones in guardian.co.uk
    Under the heading "career outside cricket" Jones wrote "Excavator of Sophia Gardens".
  • Kim Cattrall in San Francisco Chronicle
    Through the nature of her recent work, Cattrall sees herself as an "anthropologist, an excavator, a discoverer of sex."

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