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forage for firewood
  to search for and gather — often food and provisions
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  • forage for firewood
  • I foraged through the refrigerator looking for something to eat.
  • The animals forage in the woods.
  • He had to forage for himself, and he foraged well,
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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  • It was well I secured this forage, or both she, I, and Sophie, to whom I conveyed a share of our repast, would have run a chance of getting no dinner at all: every one downstairs was too much engaged to think of us.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I have no clue what’s out there beyond these woods and the two-mile stretch of interstate I hike every week to forage for supplies.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She remembers foraging for food—cold hot dogs and toast—when her mother wasn’t home, and sometimes when she was.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The animals weren’t the only ones who could forage to survive.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • O’Leary bounded happily around him, foraging for dinner scraps.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • It takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees

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  • I don’t want to have to forage every meal.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Denisov, who had been losing at cards all night, had not yet come home when Rostov rode back early in the morning from a foraging expedition.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Unlike Dobby, she had obviously not foraged for clothes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Then they started to forage for wood.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • He stared at them a long time from across the street one morning as they prepared for another day of foraging for food or whatever they could turn to food.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • He hid food in his pillowcase and foraged in garbage cans.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He got better at foraging for food, from neighbors and churches and the street.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • They foraged the local factories for pieces of wood, metal, cinder blocks and other materials that might improve it.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Because the prisoners had to eat something, the Bulgarians allowed them to forage away from camp, but if they returned after dark they were shot.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Foraging about, I found a bottle with some brandy left, for Hands; and for myself I routed out some biscuit, some pickled fruits, a great bunch of raisins, and a piece of cheese.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Foraging around the medical area, I found the main bottle of vitamins.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The crazy kid looks to a pile of berries and nuts obviously foraged from the woods.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • On one such warm and sunlit day I made my way north from the den esker, along the crest of a range of hills which overlooked a great valley, rich in forage, and much used by the caribou as a highway south.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The little food I’d brought with me was soon gone, and I had to stop and forage when I was hungry.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I found the kit in a teenager’s room during my first week of foraging for food.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • At lunchtime they just foraged in the fridge instead of cooking.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • After our show, humans forage through the stores.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • Others were edging out into the pastures alongside the road looking for forage.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • It must be that they have learned to understand human dumps—where they spend a great deal of time foraging.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • …and the people who live there, and I lay my head on his chest and close my eyes and dream of it: of a woman everyone calls Crazy Caitlin, who makes enormous wind chimes out of scrap metal and crushed soda cans; of Grandpa Jones, who must be at least ninety but still hikes through the woods every day, foraging for berries and wild animals to eat; of campfires outside and sleeping under the stars and staying up late to sing and talk and eat, while the night sky goes smudgy with smoke.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • These were all forest foods, but the villages had been cleaned out of them (the grubs came from the heart of a palm tree); and no one wanted to go foraging too far in the forest.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • That foraging tongue of hers is inside me like some shad thrashing upstream for dear life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Issue the tavern keeper an Office of Forage certificate.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • The copse was loud with birds; a gang of titmice was foraging in the oak clump to the left, and I could hear what I thought was a thrasher in the near distance.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Yesterday we were under fire, to-day we act the fool and go foraging through the countryside, to-morrow we go up to the trenches again.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I pull on trousers, a shirt, tuck my long dark braid up into a cap, and grab my forage bag.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Now and then Jurgis camped out with a gang of them in some woodland haunt, and foraged with them in the neighborhood at night.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • My sisters Ruth May and Leah: forager and hunter.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • During the day she would forage along the highway where the grass was thick and green, then she would return at nightfall.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The baboon was foraging my scalp for munchies.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • This miserable strain confines me to my bed; but Mousqueton forages, and brings in provisions.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • That little flat-topped forage cap Ashley was wearing looked ridiculous.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In this village, after the custom of all dogs in all villages, White Fang went foraging, for food.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The poultry we left at liberty to forage for themselves, and set about finding a suitable place to erect a tent in which to pass the night.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • There we fell to work with him, daubing him all over with tar mixed with tallow and brimstone stopping his eyes, ears, and mouth full of gunpowder, with a great piece of wild-fire in his bonnet, and environed it with dry forage.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • We would hide food from one another, squirreling away a precious grilled cheese or fried bologna sandwich, but the hiding places were known to all and foraged by all and the precious commodity was usually discovered and devoured before it got cold.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • A soldier came in from foraging, held a white chicken aloft, grinning.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Madame Antoine had cooked little else than the mullets, but while Edna slept Robert had foraged the island.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • But this foraging took up a good deal of our time, which, even so, we had no cause to regret.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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