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Disinterment  n.  The act of disinterring, or taking out of the earth; exhumation.

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"Disinterment" Quotes from Famous Books

... enable them to bid defiance to the frost that was binding up the earth in its iron fetters, and weaving its beautiful network upon the trees and hedges. Mr. Pickwick was busily engaged in counting the barrels of oysters and superintending the disinterment of the cod-fish, when he felt himself gently pulled by the skirts of the coat. Looking round, he discovered that the individual who resorted to this mode of catching his attention was no other than Mr. Wardle's favourite page, better ...
— The Pickwick Papers • Charles Dickens

... not inclined to argue this point, so they carried out their bone-hunting project, much to the discomfiture of Pete Trone, Esq., who followed behind as if fascinated, watched the disinterment of each relic with mortified interest, and, when the last was brought into view, drooped his head and tail, and sought refuge in the corn-field where he relieved his feelings by burrowing wildly in ...
— The Old Stone House • Anne March

Words linked to "Disinterment" :   exhumation, human activity, disinter, deed, act, digging up, human action

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