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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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With the Halford team in such tremendous form, Rummaging should be primed to run a massive race in tonight's 8.15.
Without her I'd probably be rummaging in the bargain bin at Woolworths for clothes."
When she awoke on the morning of July 8, she heard someone rummaging through her house.
But Dad wanted to search for specific documents that could not be obtained from a distance, so we went rummaging through public archives and church libraries in several cities from Hamburg to the Danish border.
"Endless Theatre Project" steers well clear of a bombastic finale, and Kiaer's backstage rummaging unearths some useful props.
(Swing Kids alone was enough to send '90s kids rummaging through their grandparents' closets.)
While rummaging through a legendary bookstore up the avenue from our office, we lucked into a remainder copy of The Norton Book of Sports (1992) edited by George Plimpton.
Eric Rudolph, 36, who is also wanted in connection with three other bombings, was arrested by sheriff's deputies who found him rummaging through a bin in the small town of Murphy, North Carolina.
So this week I've been rummaging through our Wales soccer team records and come up with my winner of the Ugliest Wales XI, our international side from 1949 pictured above before thrashing Belgium in Cardiff, skippered by W Barnes (front, centre).
He'd otherwise been known for attending Mass all day, and rummaging through garbage.
Behaviors common to these residents, such as wandering, rummaging, combativeness, verbal aggression and refusal of ADL assistance, were now magnified because they were together in one unit.
The bulk of the missing Oscars were found on Sunday night by a man rummaging through the bin in the Koreatown area of the city.