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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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This forest cover type is valuable as grazable woodland (Bedell, 1998) that provides multiple uses (grazing by livestock, protection of watersheds, biodiversity, aesthetics and recreation, habitats for wildlife and fish).
The second phase will produce a landmark synthesis of findings, to be published by the Society for Range Management, on long-term effects of conservation practices upon rangeland, pastureland, and grazable woodland.
This lot includes 11 acres of grazable woodland sloping down to the river, with the fishing rights of 367 yards of the southern bank of the River Gwyrfai.
Indeed, downstream of urban Tecate, 90% of the land area that drains into Tecate Creek or the upper Alamar River, is either undeveloped or open grazable land, with industrial, commercial, and residential land uses (combined) only comprising less than 2% of the area (Table 2) (Tijuana River Watershed GIS database 2000).