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forage (around) (for something)

to search for something, especially something to eat. I will go to the kitchen and forage around for some cereal or something. The rabbits got into the garden and were foraging for a good meal.
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Caption: An MV-228 Osprey from the VMM-265 Dragons flies over Pagan Island as it supports the tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise for the Forager Fury 2012 exercise.
As with challenges presented by the social environment, there is a correspondence between challenges presented by the physical environment and cross-culturally pervasive themes in forager oral tradition.
When the final assays were taken at 5 h, the mean number of RIFA foragers on clippings of the 5 or 6 grasses in the Petri dishes within each replicate was bermudagrass (169.
In trial 3, the forager selects from an ample supply of both pinto and foil-wrapped navy beans.
Some of the first recorded items foragers collected include lotus, canna lily, asphodel.
Note that without communication the employed forager distribution would be complete random.
We wanted the foragers to rise up in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall because it's so silly--in the scene, but also that building.
According to the company, Forager has been designed for professional forensics investigators and fills an important gap in the commercial forensics software market.
Book Forager is a completely new way of choosing what to read and was developed for free access through public libraries.
However, little research has sought to describe which specific cues a forager uses to alter its behavior for energetic optimization.
In his new book, The Neighborhood Forager, readers quickly learn that residential areas offer more botanical diversity, and therefore richer pickings, than the average forest or rural meadow.
Henderson's The Neighborhood Forager is available from Three Rivers Press ($24.
If flowers are within 100 m (328 ft), the forager dances in a small circle, periodically reversing direction.
When food gets scarce, African birds called fork-tailed drongos (Dicrurus adsimiiis) watch for a meerkat or other forager to find desirable prey.