grazing

noun
graz·ing | \ˈgrā-ziŋ \

Definition of grazing 

: herbage or land for grazing

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The object likely struck a grazing blow on the planet, since a direct hit would have destroyed its atmosphere. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "'Cataclysmic' collision turned Uranus on its side 4 billion years ago," 3 July 2018 For example, forests allow for the growing of crops and the grazing of animals, store and clean fresh water, supply firewood and many useful plants. Amina Khan, latimes.com, "Preserving more habitat for China's giant pandas is having a giant payoff, study says," 28 June 2018 The point is that the sound will travel around the walls through a series of grazing reflections without passing through the center space of the cathedral. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Spinning glass ball rejects light from one direction," 27 June 2018 As a result, the Hadza have had to agree to give away grazing rights on their land in the dry season. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Farmers, tourists, and cattle threaten to wipe out some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers," 17 May 2018 By the 1990s, human interference, mainly habitat fragmentation from energy development and cattle grazing, caused populations to drop, with some estimates as low as 250,000 individuals. Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Group effort rules the roost in Wyoming, then Washington intervenes," 10 July 2018 The simple white tee and fluid ankle-grazing trousers had an effortless, elongating effect, while coordinated Alexander McQueen sneakers fashionably grounded the look. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Gwyneth Paltrow’s Army Jacket Also Has a Message," 27 June 2018 Still, there is no question that cattle grazing, farming and construction significantly altered the habitat of the lesser long-nosed bat. Darryl Fears, Washington Post, "This bat is the first to make it off the endangered species list. Celebrate with a shot of tequila.," 21 Apr. 2018 Even after settlers more or less eradicated the natives, growing cotton and grazing cattle were iffy propositions, given the frequency of drought and sandstorms. Mimi Swartz, WSJ, "‘The Kings of Big Spring’ Review: There’s Oil in Their Blood," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of grazing

1517, in the meaning defined above

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