Previously, Anderson had enraged Hoover by assigning a reporter to rummage through his trash at home.
Another leaned forward at that point to rummage in her bag for a mint.
Malamo Voulgaropoulou, a former singer now in her 80s, is one of many pensioners who rummage through dumpsters for food.
She turned into the house, followed by her husband, and began to rummage in her bag.
She longed, she said, to go over the garrets and rummage her old nursery.
Semiboyarinov began to rummage on his table for a piece of paper.
To rummage means in the Elizabethan navigators to stow goods in a hold.
rummage around your purses quickly so that you meet the sum demanded.
I want to rummage over my thoughts and see whether some of them are to be abandoned or not.'
Jim Dent had begun to rummage in the stern, and soon drew out a broad-bladed steering paddle.
1540s, "arrange (cargo) in a ship," from rummage (n.), 1520s, "act of arranging cargo in a ship," a shortening of Middle French arrumage "arrangement of cargo," from arrumer "to stow goods in the hold of a ship," from a- "to" + rumer, probably from Germanic (cf. Old Norse rum "compartment in a ship," Old High German rum "space," Old English rum; see room (n.)). Or else from English room (n.) + -age.
Meaning "to search closely (the hold of a ship), especially by moving things about" first recorded 1610s. Related: Rummaged; rummaging. Rummage sale (1803) originally was a sale at docks of unclaimed goods.