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crawl

 [krawl]
to move the body along the ground through a synchronized action of the hands and knees.
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Before that he had recoiled automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.
The rest of our descent was easily accomplished, and in half an hour after regaining the ravine we had partaken of our evening morsel, built our hut as usual, and crawled under its shelter.
He crawled up a small knoll and surveyed the prospect.
Once he crawled upon one that must have been asleep.
He had no fire that night, nor hot water, and crawled under his blanket to sleep the broken hunger-sleep.
He rested wherever he fell, crawled on whenever the dying life in him flickered up and burned less dimly.
At length Monsieur Thuran crawled to where Clayton lay.
The little man crawled about in the hay-loft, and at last found a snug place to finish his night's rest in; so he laid himself down, meaning to sleep till daylight, and then find his way home to his father and mother.
The wolf did not want to be asked twice; so that very night he went to the house and crawled through the drain into the kitchen, and then into the pantry, and ate and drank there to his heart's content.
One day I crawled near to a country school house, and my curiosity being excited by the monotonous hum of the students within, I made bold to enter and creep along a crack between two boards until I reached the far end, where, in front of a hearth of glowing embers, sat the master at his desk.
The creature who carried the bodiless head now set its burden upon the ground and the latter immediately crawled toward one of the bodies that was lying near by.
I crawled out almost immediately, and crouched, my feet still in the water, under a clump of furze.