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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earth v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earthed p. pr. & vb. n. Earthing.]
 1. To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den. “The fox is earthed.”
 2. To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
 The miser earths his treasure, and the thief,
 Watching the mole, half beggars him ere noon.   --Young.
    Why this in earthing up a carcass?   --R. Blair.