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RUM'MAGE, noun A searching carefully by looking into every corner and by tumbling over things.

RUM'MAGE, verb transitive [Latin rimor.]

To search narrowly by looking into every corner and turning over or removing goods or other things.

Our greedy seamen rummage every hold.

RUM'MAGE, verb intransitive To search a place narrowly by looking among things.

I have often rummaged for old books in Little-Britain and Duck-Lane.