rootle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rootle dig with the snout "the pig was rooting for truffles"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rootle To root up, as swine.
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Usage

In literature:

I rootled round the camp, and found Tertius gassing about as a D.A.Q.M.G., which, God knows, he isn't cut out for.
"Stalky & Co." by Rudyard Kipling
The next that he rootled at the bottom of a deep drawer and extracted a most disreputable tweed suit.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
But if you rootle again I flog again: mind you that.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
Also pigs; for half a dozen great raw-boned pink and dirty swine rootled about in the woods near by for sustenance.
"The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade" by Edward Lord Gleichen
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In news:

The Daily News rootled around in Sheryl Weinstein's memoir Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie, and Me in search of dirty bits, and, though it seems to be not all that salacious, they did manage to reveal one small thing.
When I was young I spent a lot of time rootling around in my great-grandfather's barn.
Williams writes songs that explore the rootle.
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In science:

The children of v are called the twin roots of a, denoted and rootL (a) and rootR (a).
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
We include a in both B(rootL (a)) and B(rootR (a)) but no other internal nodes.
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
Note that T|a consists of exactly 2 trees rooted at rootL (a) and rootR (a).
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
The descendants of rootL (a) in T|a are cal led left nodes and their corresponding occurrences in S left occurrences; right nodes and right occurrences are defined analogously.
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
Its left wing is the path extending from rootL (a) to its left wingtip; its right wing is defined analogously. A non-wingtip leaf v ∈ T|a is a left feather if it is the rightmost descendant of some u in T|a (possibly u = v), which is a child of a left wing node in T|a ; right feathers are defined symmetrical ly.
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
The level of rootL (b) and rootR (b) is equal or ancestral to the level of rootL (a) and rootR (a).
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
It follows from (iv) that z exists, that is, u cannot be a descendant of rootL (b) while v is a descendant of rootR (b).
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
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