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Understanding「そのあと」as the object of 「埋める」 in this sentence?

I would read it as その跡, not その後 as a temporal expression. 跡, which I guess is from the same origin as 後, means a trace or mark left by something that was there but no longer exists. 欠落 is used as an ...
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Understanding「そのあと」as the object of 「埋める」 in this sentence?

そのあと here means 'the space/void/blank after that(=なにか) is gone'. Probably it helps to think 欠落する as somewhat more active to drop off than static to be lacking. Literally: Something dropped off from ...
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