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ruminate

(ro͞o′mə-nāt′)
v. rumi·nated, rumi·nating, rumi·nates
v.intr.
1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew cud.
v.tr.
To reflect on over and over again.

ru′mi·na′tive adj.
ru′mi·na′tive·ly adv.
ru′mi·na′tor n.

ruminate

(of plant parts) appearing chewed.
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In addition, the wet TMR feeding system made the barn floor wetter, resulting in a long time spent standing while ruminating or resting.
Means and coefficients of variation (CV %) of the time (in hours) spend feeding, ruminating and idling by Guzerat and Sindhi heifers.
Grazing month only had a clear effect on intake time, ruminating time and ruminating time proportion (Table 3).
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And for the animals kept in groups, the time spent ruminating and idling was overestimated in 19.6% and 11.0%, respectively.
In relation to the number of chews per bolus (NCb) and time spent per ruminated bolus (TRB), there was no effect (p > 0.05) (Table 5), averaging 56.30 number [day.sup.-1] and 57.80 s [bolus.sup.-1], respectively, following the same trend of the times spent on feeding and ruminating, which were not influenced by diet.
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Celebrated poet Gerald Stern delivers this series of essays ruminating on his rich and storied past while meditating on the inevitable conclusion to his life that awaits.
The biggest development in Black Panther #1, the newly relaunched series featuring Marvel Comics' first black superhero, wasn't anything inside the issue, but the name on the cover: Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer and blogger for The Atlantic who recently won a MacArthur "genius grant." Coates is a devout fan of superhero comics: Even before landing the Black Panther gig, he could often be found ruminating on comic book lore on Twitter.
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