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Query

1. The words an Internet search engine attempts to find on the web. A query may be for any of the words searched, all of the words, or even an exact phrase.

2. More broadly, a question.
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As for the matter of that, there could have been no better pioneer than "Old Charley," whom everybody knew to have the eye of a lynx; but, although he led them into all manner of out-of-the-way holes and corners, by routes that nobody had ever suspected of existing in the neighbourhood, and although the search was incessantly kept up day and night for nearly a week, still no trace of Mr.
Pennifeather was, accordingly, arrested upon the spot, and the crowd, after some further search, proceeded homeward, having him in custody.
An expression of puzzlement crossed his features as he bent to search for the wounds which had caused the death of the jungle lord.
I am going in search of the Water of Life, because my father is ill, and like to die: can you help me?
Tell them of our Search, and they will surely let thee go now.
Then we set out in search of the great, shaggy cave bear of the higher altitudes.
Jones acquainted the gamekeeper with his loss, and he as readily went back with him to the brook, where they searched every tuft of grass in the meadow, as well where Jones had not been as where he had been; but all to no purpose, for they found nothing; for, indeed, though the things were then in the meadow, they omitted to search the only place where they were deposited; to wit, in the pockets of the said George; for he had just before found them, and being luckily apprized of their value, had very carefully put them up for his own use.
The scientists were far inland, prosecuting their search for the valuable commodity that native rumor upon the mainland had led them to believe might be found here in marketable quantity.
When the meal was done the brutes were for curling up to sleep, so Tarzan and Mugambi set off in search of the Ugambi River.
Several times De Vac paced the length of this black alley in search of the little doorway of the building he sought.
Gryphus would have been sure to ferret it out in the search, and would then have treated it as he did the first.
That search for the aim of life had not merely disappeared temporarily- he felt that it no longer existed for him and could not present itself again.