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synonyms for excavator

  • backhoe
  • bulldozer
  • digger
  • heavy machinery
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One that comes to mind is I took my friend’s car, lowered it into a pool with an excavator, told him about it.
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Because most cities are built in layers, with older structures gradually buried beneath the new, excavators must destroy the upper layers to reach further back in time.
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Projects are often complex, and involve excavators and bulldozers to shore up streambanks using giant boulders or to construct brand-new channels.
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Workers operating a tractor or an excavator while installing a drainage tile, a house foundation, or a new pipeline, perhaps, come upon an abandoned line.
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But, in light of Polly’s great-grandfather’s work as a famous excavator of myths, a la Joseph Campbell, we might also see such coincidences as reflections of a larger, more intricate design than the tangled branches of one family tree.
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To protect his property, Hanzawa brought in an excavator and dumped mounds of boulders along the public beach fronting the homes, forming large, sloping walls along the shoreline.
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If they are Ancients and dead then let them be buried and left to the archæological excavator.
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He must have been an erudite excavator, but, in literature, a reader only of recent minor poetry.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
That is, he said he was an excavator, but I never saw anything before that looked at all like him.
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The Red Ant (Myrmica rubra) plies, according to circumstances, the trade of a mason or excavator.
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCAVATOR

  • archaeologian
  • classicist
  • excavator
  • paleologist
  • paleontologist
  • prehistorian
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