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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rummage.


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  • I remember our acting, at one time, the Book of Esther, with Tina, very much be-trinketed and dressed out in an old flowered brocade that she had rummaged from a trunk in the garret, as Queen Esther.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Call rummaged quickly in the dead men’s kit and found some jerky and a few stiff tortillas.

    Streets of Laredo

  • He took a seat, opened his briefcase and rummaged in it.


  • Angela rummaged in her purse to find her cigarettes.

    ANGELA’S CHOICE • by Elizabeth Crocket

  • In the evening when Abdul was there, and if Ali was in the kitchen or the bathroom, he went and stood on the roof or rummaged in his suitcase or arranged his clothes.

    The Empty Family

  • As he rummaged through papers on the shelf near the chair where Josie usually sat in the front room, a knock came at the door.

    The Empty Family

  • I rummaged my way to the back of the garage, sorting through items that should have been thrown out years ago.

    Kings of Colorado

  • He rummaged through the packs and found the last of the food.

    Kings of Colorado

  • Miss Little turned and rummaged through several drawers in a nearby cabinet before she found what she was looking for.

    Kings of Colorado

  • I watched as she rummaged through drawers once more, and removed gauze and a glass bottle of alcohol.

    Kings of Colorado


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