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graze

[grāz]
(ordnance)
To pass close to the surface, as a shot that follows a path nearly parallel to the ground and low enough to strike a standing person.
Burst of a projectile at the instant of impact with the ground. Also known as graze burst.
In time fire, a burst on impact with the ground or other material object on a level with or below the target.
(vertebrate zoology)
To feed by browsing on, cropping, and eating grass.
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He argues that plant diversity is just one factor of the environmental impacts of grazing, which include cattle's high water use, both for drinking and for irrigating hayfields, and competition with native grazers and predators.
For example, heavy grazers are more likely than light grazers to agree with statements such as, "I use coupons on most of my shopping trips," and, "I always look around food aisles in non-grocery stores for a good deal or to see what's there.
Chemical analyses of bone collagen from condor fossils found in Texas, New Mexico, and northern Florida, however, suggest that those scavengers fed only on grazers.