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To "consume" a character means a matching rule will use the character up making it no longer available to following rules. Normally a matching meta character will consume all characters it matches.

For example, if the matching expression "*reindeer*soul!" was used to match the sentence, "Those evil reindeer, oh how they prance upon my soul!",

First "*" would consume "Those evil"

then the word "reindeer" would be consumed.

the second "*" would consume ", oh how they prance upon my "

and finally "soul!" would be consumed.

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