Definitions

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  • noun Agent noun of crouch: one who crouches.

Etymologies

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to crouch + -er

Examples

  • What about your thruppenny croucher of an old fellow, me boy, through the ages, tell us, eh?

    Finnegans Wake

  • The croucher wore a dark coat but his pale hair caught the light.

    Blood Lure

  • The crone's finger was a stick the croucher pushed up to scrape the wires.

    Blood Lure

  • No such consideration is given the croucher in real life.

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Spike, the croucher on all-fours, he might have tolerated; but Spike, the semaphore, inspired him with thoughts of battle.

    The Intrusion of Jimmy

  • He limped under the gateway into the town, and the croucher by the wall peered at him between the meshes of her dishevelled hair.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • It required much effort to come up to the nicety considered by Jean indispensable in the churn; and the croucher on the ceiling, when he saw the long nose advance to prosecute inquiry into its condition, mentally trembled lest the next movement should condemn his endeavour as a failure.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Either way, on Tuesday it is the turn of skinny-tied touchline croucher Andre Villas-Boas to attempt to sate his master's Euro urge as Chelsea kick things off at home against Bayer Leverkusen.

    The Guardian World News

  • "In return'see here, my friend [literally: croucher-in-my-blind], when dealing with my species, it is usually better to discourage them.

    Agent Of The Terran Empire

  • All other actors that we have ever seen reduce Zanga to a mere slavish croucher in all points; and destroy the very basis of the character by an overacted humiliation, highly improper because too glaring not to excite Alonzo’s suspicions.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

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