extracting (part of speech: verb)
- If they have it they will lose no time in trying to find the right place to start digging and then they'll begin excavating. - "Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold", Victor Appleton.
- It is said that ants excavating far beneath the surface bring these semi- precious stones to the top. - "I Married a Ranger", Dama Margaret Smith.
- 42. October, 1934. Stewart, T. D., " Excavating the Indian Village of Patawomeke," in Exploration and Field- Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1938. Washington, D. C. 1939. Swem, E. G., The Virginia Historical Index. - "Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century", Henry Chandlee Forman.