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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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You'll pack a dense number of animals into a fairly small space, but it works because the rotation allows the grasses to recover before the herd can graze them again.
When you go from a dry cow at maintenance to peak lactation, you have doubled the stocking rate on the farm in terms of forage demand, even before you add in what the calf grazes.
When my suckler herd grazes the heath in summer I don't need to use as much fertiliser on the farm, so overheads are reduced and the environment benefits.
The Japanese graze occurred just beyond the lunar north pole where the topography is poorly known due to unfavorable lighting conditions and a lack of other well-observed grazes there.
Whoever owns and grazes the cattle, we will insist that they continue to be a good steward of our rangeland and manage grazing operations to our standards," Stine said.