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  • noun The state of being squat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being short and broad


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  • He represented them as cowering into the earth like the late buildings of the war years, from which they certainly derived their squatness.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Already inclined to squatness, with a broad good-humored face, in which, however, was a hint of obstinacy.

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • The most striking thing about the interior of the cathedral is the manner in which it rises -- "church piled upon church" -- from the nave to the corona, and this characteristic enabled William the Englishman to build a crypt below which has none of the cramped squatness which generally mars the effect of such buildings.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].

  • As he sat squatted there by the fire Garman's figure gave an impression of squatness and of grossness in proportions and flesh.

    The Plunderer

  • The style of architecture is not quite so florid, but the extreme squatness of the buildings is far more noticeable here.

    Town Life in Australia

  • The poorest project seems to be Foster's Harmon, whose shiny futurism was replaced with squatness when about half the building got cut due to a building error. - News Channel


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