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  • n. Plural form of haunch.


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  • I had come to suspect these anyhow — after so many decades, was he still looking to set his thin haunches on the hard ground of a graveyard, and in icy winter to boot?

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  • You can sink down on your haunches, which is a little archaic but can be used in fantasy I suppose, though I'm not sure what the connotations are there.


  • Hi, I’ve takenaphoto of the horsephonic mounted, note that there’s no saddle as I’ve sold it to a friend4 years ago, so the components are not very well positioned and the breeching behind the haunches is a bit too low, however, I’ve turned the thing on and played one program while I was posing.

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  • Leaning back on his haunches, he considered his options.

    Earl of Durkness

  • The rat sat up on his haunches and casually licked a trickle of blood from his paw before using it to flip Sweet Tooth the bird and darting off down the hall.


  • Naked men standing in clusters of three vomited on another naked man on his haunches.

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  • Her horse was back on its haunches, the weight of her body on the reins; but her head was turned and her eyes were on the falling Comanche.

    Jack London's Story - Moon Face: Planchette pg 3 of 3

  • And the human voice, the voice of a god, issuing from the throat of the tiny, snow-white bird, had made Michael go back on his haunches, while, with eyes and nostrils, he quested the steerage for the human who had spoken.


  • So he sat on his haunches, conspicuously in an open space, and challenged the hawk down out of the sky.

    The Law of Meat

  • Now one wormed his chest forward, dragging his haunches after, now a second, now a third; but never a one drew back.



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