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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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Fergus, whose favourite foraged dish is sorbet made from the eye-popping bitter orange berries of the sea buckthorn, explains: "Theoretically there is more than enough food to survive and eat well the year round.
High profile chefs around the world are beginning to support foraged food, but perhaps one of the reasons it has not been embraced with the fervor of other food movements is for lack of a figurehead.
Mushrooms, wild rice, fruit, potatoes, nuts, roots, leaves, bulbs and flowers: all are part of the foraged food family.
In ranked order, RCWs foraged more frequently in the mid-crown, low-crown, high-crown, and high-trunk areas of foraging stems ([[chi square].
RCWs foraged more frequently on the high-trunk and mid-crown areas of trees than other areas ([[chi square].
Put foraged sea vegetables in a pot, cook with butter for one minute.
Medium scolopacids foraged significantly more in winter and spring than in summer (P = 0.
This dissimilarity between habitats is driven by the fact that recurvirostrids rarely used bayshore and lakeshore, and when they did, they either only foraged or exhibited other behaviors (Table 2).
Only one-fifth to one-fourth as many tern fledglings forage along New Jersey's shores as foraged there 100 years ago.
Standardized residuals in contingency tables were analysed to learn whether birds foraged disproportionately at certain perch types or substrates, or disproportionately used certain prey-attack maneuvers (Kratter 1995, Gabbe et al.
The Tufted Tit-tyrant foraged higher above ground and nearer the canopy than the Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant, but had a narrower niche position and niche breadth.
Unlike their cousins nesting on Turning Point Island, the Bedford Heights gulls didn't have easy access to the lake, so they foraged extensively at the dump.
Both adult and juvenile robins foraged in fruiting trees simultaneously at our field site and there was little apparent competition between age groups.
For example less experienced Common Whitethroats (Sylvia communis) foraged primarily for woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) berries, a simple fruit, while older birds were able to forage for aggregate blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) (Boddy 1991).
Pairs either shared a tree or foraged in different trees.