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  • v. Present participle of crouch.
  • n. The action of the verb crouch.
  • adj. That crouches or crouch.


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  • "One of the most popular stalls at the festival is actually the West Coast whitebait another one is the huhu grub and we've also got the stall which they call crouching grasshoppers."


  • The experimental device, unveiled Friday, is designed to support bodyweight, reduce stress on the knees and help people get up steps and stay in crouching positions.

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  • The only problem was that the vines are very low to the ground and crouching is the method of choice for reaching the clusters.


  • Then there's crouching, which is often done with the head down, to hide behind something.


  • This called for light to climb by, since he relished a night on the ground inside the forest still less than he liked the idea of crouching helpless in the grass.

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  • In listening to these works with their clumsy blocks of tone, their eternal sunless complaining, their lack of humor where they would be humorous, their lack of passion where they would be profound, their sardonic and monotonous bourdon, one is perforce reminded of the photograph of Reger which his publishers place on the cover of their catalogue of his works, the photograph that shows something that is like a swollen, myopic beetle with thick lips and sullen expression crouching on an organ-bench.

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  • Although there is sometimes a difference I can see when we are both playing or training with her is that when by me she tends to be more playful and puppy like and when around my step dad she'll be more serious and give more submissive gestures such as crouching, keeping her tail low and licking him.

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  • And then one of the images on yesterday's front page of the "New York Times" showing a number of the soldiers who are kind of crouching down, covering an injured soldier, someone who has been injured during this search.

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  • During the summer of 1902 a long, slim, white craft, with a single brass smokestack and a low deck-house, went gliding up the Hudson with a kind of crouching motion that suggested a cat ready to spring.

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  • Of the protective instincts of the green frog which have come to my notice during these studies two are of special interest: The instinctive inhibition of movement under certain circumstances, and the guarding against attack or attempt to escape by 'crouching' and

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