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Grazing

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Graze \Graze\ (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed}
   (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS.
   grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.]
   1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to
      furnish pasture for.

            A field or two to graze his cows.     --Swift.

   2. To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a
      pasture); to browse.

            The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
                                                  --Pope.

   3. To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.

            When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep. --Shak.

   4. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in
      passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.

Grazing \Graz"ing\, n.
   1. The act of one who, or that which, grazes.

   2. A pasture; growing grass.

Source : WordNet®

grazing
     n 1: the act of grazing [syn: {graze}]
     2: the act of brushing against while passing [syn: {shaving}, {skimming}]
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