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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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The library is collecting donations for the Community Rummage sale.
The regular rummage sale begins from noon to 4 p.m.
What kind of person would rummage in the bins with the intention of fining those who put rubbish in?
COTTAGE GROVE - The Kiwanis Club here is holding its 10th annual rummage sale today to fund college scholarships for Cottage Grove High School students.
The yearly rummage sale is put on by Bethlehem's Women's Guild.
Godbold's latest exhibition was called "Social Anxiety (& other unrelated) Disorder[s]" and, as ever, his grab bag of images and text derived from a well-informed rummage through the mustier corners of European art history and an equally enthusiastic trawl through the less edifying shallows of contemporary pop culture.
HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg High School band director Hannah Drake said the band's annual rummage sale Saturday was a big boost to the program.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee will hold its annual rummage sale from noon to 4 p.m.
Spring rummage sale: Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd.
Charles, will host a Spring Rummage and Bake Sale from 4 to 7 p.m.
Students will be able to apply items sold at the rummage sale dollar-for-dollar toward their cost of the trip.
Continuing today, the WOW Hall rummage sale features clothing, shoes and gadgets in addition to music-related items - all at rock-bottom prices.