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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delve  \Delve\v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Delved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Delving}.]  [AS.  delfan  to  dig;  akin  to  OS  bidelban  to  bury, 
  D.  delven  to  dig,  MHG.  telben,  and  possibly  to  E.  dale.  Cf 
  {Delf}  a  mine.] 
  1.  To  dig;  to  open  (the  ground)  as  with  a  spade. 
 
  Delve  of  convenient  depth  your  thrashing  floor. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  dig  into  to  penetrate;  to  trace  out  to  fathom. 
 
  I  can  not  delve  him  to  the  root.  --Shak. 




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