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rummaging

(rŭm′ă-jĭng) [Middle Fr. arrumer, to store cargo in the hold of a ship]
Searching for lost objects, often in an aimless, repetitive, or fruitless manner. It is a characteristic of some patients affected by dementias and other brain diseases.
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Being a prudent man and accustomed to take care of your own affairs, you begin to rummage among the papers as you have come into; don't you?
It was Miss Briggs and little Rawdon, whose business it was to see to the inward renovation of Sir Pitt's house, to superintend the female band engaged in stitching the blinds and hangings, to poke and rummage in the drawers and cupboards crammed with the dirty relics and congregated trumperies of a couple of generations of Lady Crawleys, and to take inventories of the china, the glass, and other properties in the closets and store-rooms.
The oftener you make them rummage their own minds for a reason, the more manageable you will find them in all the relations of life.
The old lady began to rummage in her pocket for her spectacles.
The obedient figure began to rummage in its pockets.
A WITTY and poignant comedy from the creator of Adrian Mole comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on Thursday in the shape of Bazaar and Rummage, above.
com)-- First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest will be hosting the biggest Rummage Sale in its history, now entering its 64th consecutive year, from 7 a.
The Trussell Trust said demand for handouts from emergency food banks had tripled in the West Midlands - and some of the people who use their services said they would steal or even rummage in bins if foodbanks were not available.
Drop-off for Annual Rummage Sale Donations of clothes in wearable condition, shoes, belts, purses, hats, scarves, clean bedding, curtains and table lines will be accepted, 1-5 p.
Edgewood Community Elementary School will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.
Lisa Burles, manager of the British Heart Foundation store, said: "People rummage through the bins and just throw the rubbish on the street and we've had complaints about it.
announced that Kathy Scott Rummage has been selected as the new executive director of communications of its Community Relations and Marketing Services Department.