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fossick (FOS-sik) verb intr.
To search for mineral deposits, usually over ground previously worked by others; to search for small items.
To search; ferret out.
[British (Cornish) dialect: fossick, troublesome person; fussick bustle about, from fuss + -ick.]
"But you need not fossick through old documents for examples."
"This is, admittedly, not Ackroyd's field; he much prefers to fossick
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