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She crouched at my feet covering her face with her long hair.

Low she crouched, and her call to Lauzanne was but a joyous whisper.

Before it, on a log of wood, sat or crouched a human figure.

Dick obeyed, and he crouched by the side of Warner and Pennington.

I slipped into the drawing-room and crouched behind a chair.

She had leapt as the deer leaps, and crouched, still as any deer.

When he caught sight of us he put out his lamp and crouched down on the ground.

Or, crouched on the bank of a frog-pond, we tickled frogs with straws.

Crouched in a corner of the fence, he waited perhaps for half-an-hour.

He crouched down on the lip of the cave and gazed out on the world.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., probably from Old French crochir "become bent, crooked," from croche "hook" (see crochet). Related: Crouched; crouching. As a noun, from 1590s.

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