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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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"My good servants, who have been with me for years, have, I am ashamed to say, had their boxes and rooms searched already by the other officer.
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.
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?
'The Search is at an end for me,' shouted Kim in the vernacular.
His pockets are searched, and his sword and pistols taken from him.]
Then we set out in search of the great, shaggy cave bear of the higher altitudes.
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.
Tarzan and Sheeta, however, were of a different mind, for neither of them feared the jungle night, and the insistent craving of their hunger sent them off into the Stygian blackness of the forest in search of prey.
The executors agreed with me that these circumstances gave a color of probability to an otherwise incredible story; and they decided that a search should be instituted for the Secret Trust, nothing in the slightest degree resembling this same Trust having been discovered, up to that time, among the admiral's papers.
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.