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forager

Definitions

  • The 200th Ind. Was Not Without Talent in Foraging 169
    The 200th Ind. Was Not Without Talent in Foraging 169
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forager someone who hunts for food and provisions "in Japan a fungus forager can earn a good living"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forager One who forages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forager One who forages; one who goes in search of food for horses or cattle.
    • n forager A foraging ant, an ant of the tropical and subtropical genus Eciton.
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Usage

In literature:

In Central Asia and northward it has for long centuries furnished the Tartars with the principal forage crop grown.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
We had now a metre-gauge line on which our forage was brought into camp, thus saving us a fatigue.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
The sills stand 4 feet above the ground, and a raised driving way to the doors admits the loads of grain and forage into it.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
Well, I am sorry we have no forage for you!
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
This afternoon Negley sent over a request for help, stating that his forage train had been attacked.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
A small party of foragers was, a few days later, fiercely attacked.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
First, it yields a heavy crop of forage or hay.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
We'll forage for food to-morrow.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
It's only foraging; so come on.
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
Didn't I always say that an army on the march must always look well after its foraging?
"Marcus: the Young Centurion" by George Manville Fenn
As soon as we had encamped, Isoro and two other Indians set off to forage in the neighbourhood, as well as to obtain information.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Denis then advised Percy to go back into the hut, while he set off on a foraging expedition.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
They, in consequence, had to go forth to forage for themselves.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Next we heard that there was no village at Al Madi where we could buy forage; we had but little left, though plenty of dried bread.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
But it is not good forage for the horse.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
After passing Philadelphia, Barry began the destructive work of destroying forage.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
A Foraging Expedition in South America, 207.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Foraging parties were sent in all directions to obtain food for the sufferers, and straw for bedding.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
Let's forage about a bit and get some food.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Second-crop clover and some irritant weeds in the pasture or forage may cause salivation.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

Eating its forage
A wisp of hay;
In the dust of the highway
Munching away;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
``The water—ouzels dip and shoot
Amid your flashing spray,
Where flapping heron, skimming coot,
Forage, and pair, and play.
"A Border Burn" by Alfred Austin
I've seen them in captivity,
But this white mouse was wild and free,
And every eye with stealth it stole
And foraged in the garbage hole.
"My White Mouse" by Robert W Service
The climax came - one fatal evening
For my latchkey I started to forage
Through the keyhole I yelled to Tallulah
"Has anyone been at my porridge?"
"The Infernal Triangle" by Billy Bennett
It was for him I chased
The Persians o'er wild and waste,
As General of the East;
Night after night I lay
In their camps of yesterday;
Their forage was my feast.
"Belisarius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I foraged all over this joy-dotted earth,
To pick its best nosegay of innocent mirth
Tied up with the bands of its wisdom and worth,--
And lo! its chief treasure,
Its innermost pleasure,
Was always at Home!
"Home" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Forage producers who want the best silage, hay or grazing should remember that quality and nutritive value are related, but not necessarily the same thing, says a Texas Cooperative extension specialist.
As pastures and native ranges turn from green to brown, the nutritional value of standing and stockpiled forage supplies takes on a whole new meaning.
Ohio State University 's extension forage team has put together an Ohio Forages blog to offer timely information on pastures and hay production.
Forage and Eat Cactus Carefully.
Even hunter-forager humans have twice the life expectancy as wild chimps.
First-cutting Indiana forage yields are down by 25% or more, growers told Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist, last week.
Forages affected by April hard freezes have struggled to yield amid the unrelenting hot, dry May and June weather, Johnson says.
Foraging For America's Forgotten Fruit.
These they foraged from local forests full of hungry bears and wolves also out foraging -- sometimes for peasants .
This turtledove really rather feed from the feeder instead of foraging on the ground.
Two Durango chefs create new business based on foraged foods.
Mason pig farm hits hot market for high-end ham in W.Va. Three heirloom pigs wander out of the woods where they forage acorns, nuts, greens and other forest mast in autumn.
MU's Forage Systems Research Center in Linn County has pastures primarily grazed on a short- rotation basis, while pastures at MU South Farm in Columbia are grazed continuously.
Tonutti Group manufactures hay and forage equipment.
From July 2-4th, Lallemand Animal Nutrition forage technical team gathered in Hämeenlinna, Finland for the XVI International Silage Conference, the leading global event dedicated to silage science.
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In science:

In this article Bush states that selection by associations among items more closely matches human perception of information foraging than selection by hierarchical index structures.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Footprints: History-Rich Tools for Information Foraging.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Such details may involve the formation of swarms to confuse predators, adaptation of the prey to high predator densities, density dependent changes in the predator’s foraging strategy to name a few.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Physarum computing is based on adaptive foraging behaviour of plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum.
Hot Ice Computer
Passino, Stable social foraging swarms in a noisy environment.
Emergence in Random Noisy Environments
In this way, when swarm robots become ”hungry”, they can collectively look for energy resources and execute different strategies in cooperative energy foraging .
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
In critical cases robots can even decide to perform individual foraging, competing with other robots for resources.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Based on energy foraging, several evolutionary approaches for different robot species can be developed, compared and tested.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Further in the section we briefly demonstrate the developed solutions for swarm energy foraging and show a limit of functional fitness in a swarm.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Collective energy foraging can be designed on the one hand as an artificial self-organizing process, which possess adaptive or controllable-emergent properties.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Lately, several strategies of energy foraging for a robot swarm up to 50 swarm agents are implemented, see Fig. 2.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
We introduced an energy foraging scenario for both robot species and demonstrated that a transition between collective and symbiotic robot forms represents a hard problem.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Specialization and generalization of robotic behavior in swarm energy foraging.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Adaptive role dynamics in energy foraging behavior of a real micro-robotic swarm.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Given these restrictive conditions of optimization, the potential selection by evolution of Levy tra jectories as optimal search strategies is disputable, and in fact the field observation of Levy tra jectories for foraging animals is still elusive and controversial [10–12].
Optimizing persistent random searches
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