graz·​ing | \ˈgrā-ziŋ \

Definition of grazing 

: herbage or land for grazing

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Guided by a farmer, a cow reaches the pass after climbing the narrow trail from Adelboden to the high plateau at Engstligenalp for summer grazing. Brian Blackstone, WSJ, "Should Cows Have Horns? Switzerland Will Decide," 23 Nov. 2018 On the modern prairie, ranchers practice controlled burns every year, or every few years, to promote healthy new grass for cattle grazing. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Native Americans managed the prairie for better bison hunts," 25 July 2018 Only deep snow stymies their grazing, but there has been precious little snow this year. Sue Wunder, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why won’t my animals listen to me?," 21 Mar. 2018 The 80-question exam includes sections on fire, forestry, wood, lumbering, grazing, lands and general information – all to be completed within three hours., "Can you pass this forest ranger exam from 1925?," 16 Jan. 2018 The Game of Thrones star took her post-Daenerys strands even shorter this week, chopping her bob into an ear-grazing style. Zoë Weiner, Allure, "Emilia Clarke Just Got a Pixie Cut and Her Hair Looks Incredible," 28 Sep. 2018 The best grazing tends to be on plants that have just started their seasonal growth, and the site of that growth shifts with the temperatures. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Transplanted mammals take a century to learn to “surf the green wave”," 7 Sep. 2018 Experts blame energy development that broke up the bird’s habitat, along with disease, livestock grazing and other causes. Dan Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird," 14 Aug. 2018 Bishop has argued that oversized monuments hinder land uses like energy development and grazing. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fox News, "3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman," 8 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of grazing

1517, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grazing was in 1517

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