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the act of searching for food and provisions

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Though neither the German cleaning his cowshed nor Rostov back with his platoon from foraging for hay had any reason for rejoicing, they looked at each other with joyful delight and brotherly love, wagged their heads in token of their mutual affection, and parted smiling, the German returning to his cowshed and Rostov going to the cottage he occupied with Denisov.
Once, there was a warning chorus from the foraging hens and a wild rush for cover, as a hawk, high in the blue, cast its drifting shadow along the ground.
They were but a foraging party--a hundred archers and as many men-at-arms--but their leader was Sir Hugh Calverley, and he was not a man to bide idle when good blows were to be had not three leagues from him.
And as he watched her that afternoon, and wondered, a young bull ape who had been lazily foraging for food beneath the damp, matted carpet of decaying vegetation at the roots of a near-by tree lumbered awkwardly in Teeka's direction.
Arthur laid his thin, white hand, on which the blue veins stood out so plainly, on Tom's great brown fist, and smiled at him; and then looked out of the window again, as if he couldn't bear to lose a moment of the sunset, into the tops of the great feathery elms, round which the rooks were circling and clanging, returning in flocks from their evening's foraging parties.
Snares or shot may take off the old birds foraging without--hawks may be abroad, from which they escape or by whom they suffer; but the young ones in the nest have a pretty comfortable unromantic sort of existence in the down and the straw, till it comes to their turn, too, to get on the wing.
Grewgious, in a lower tone, after his clerk's departure, 'about employing him in the foraging or commissariat department.
The man was dressed like a traveller, in a foraging cap with fur about it, and a heap of cloak.
Number of foraging medium scolopacids was significantly less in lakeshore and bayshore habitats (P = 0.
Foraging bees "pick each other's brains," says Chittka.
Barclay and his colleagues were interested in how the demands of the breeding season affect foraging behaviour in male and female bats.
Coupled with the push for locally sourced products, foraging hits the mark.
Ambient temperature and short-term meteorological variations influence foraging behavior of many avian groups by affecting thermoregulation and activity of flying insects (Taylor 1963, Kingsolver 1983).
Honeybee workers spend their first few weeks as young adults tending the colony's brood and then shift jobs to foraging for food outside the colony.