graz·​ing | \ ˈgrā-ziŋ How to pronounce grazing (audio) \

Definition of grazing

: herbage or land for grazing

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Waist-grazing box braids, playful updos and beach-y lengths are just a few of the successful red carpet hair looks that Tessa Thompson already has under her impressive belt. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Tessa Thompson's Easy Bob Makes the Case for a Big Night Out Transformation," 21 Nov. 2018 And carbon-sequestering forests are often burned to make way for pastures for grazing or growing crops. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Oh sorry, is eating meat bad for the planet? I didn’t know.," 20 Dec. 2018 Demi is known for her glossy brunette mane, which over the years she's styled in a chin skimming bob, waist-grazing extensions and every length in between. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Demi Lovato Debuts New Summer Blonde Hair Color," 18 July 2018 Fences were expensive and relatively few, and outsiders, by tacit consent, ranged over unimproved, unenclosed land, hunting, fishing and grazing livestock. Gerard Helferich, WSJ, "‘This Land Is Our Land’ Review: Taking the Long Way Around," 25 May 2018 Check out the story a Nevada county commissioner told Congress last year: A rancher with a grazing permit asked BLM if livestock could stick around a few weeks longer to munch plant growth that made the area seem especially flammable. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Sage Grouse Sanity, At Last," 13 Dec. 2018 Following her split from Pete Davidson, Grande shared a snap of herself wearing what appears to be a shoulder-grazing lob. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ariana Grande Just Got The Cutest Post-Breakup Haircut," 15 Nov. 2018 Should Congress enlarge the land grants for grazing, then baronial estates would soon crowd the plains, an aristocratic few owning lands sufficient for a European principality and crowding out the small farmer upon which the nation depended. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 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

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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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a shady place in a garden or forest

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