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excavator

 [eks´kah-va″ter]
a scoop or gouge for surgical use.

ex·ca·va·tor

(eks'kă-vā-tŏr),
1. An instrument like a large, sharp spoon or scoop, used in scraping out pathologic tissue.
2. In dentistry, an instrument, generally a small spoon or curette, for cleaning out and shaping a carious cavity preparatory to filling.

excavator

[eks′kəvāt′ər]
Etymology: L, ex, out + cavus, hollow
1 an instrument for hollowing out something by removing the center or inner part, or for making a hole or cavity such as the removal of caries or granulation tissue.
2 a scoop, spoon, or gouge for surgical use.

ex·ca·va·tor

(eks'kă-vā-tŏr)
1. An instrument like a large sharp spoon or scoop, used to scrape out pathologic tissue.
2. dentistry An instrument, generally a small spoon or curette, used to clean out and shape a carious cavity before filling it.

ex·ca·va·tor

(eks'kă-vā-tŏr)
In dentistry, an instrument, generally a small spoon or curette, for cleaning out and shaping a carious cavity preparatory to filling.

excavator

a scoop or gouge for surgical use.
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Miller, wearing a dry suit, waded into the shallow water, wrapped straps around the smaller logs, then got out of the way as the track hoe moved them onto the bank.
On Saturday, XL Excavation will use its track hoe to pull the house away from the river's edge, piece by piece, Brown said, while local steelheading enthusiasts monitor the river and grab anything that falls in.
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I like that," said Don Mench, as four track hoes began moving toward the dam to start carting away the busted concrete and bent rebar.