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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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And through this silence and through this waste, where the sudden lights flapped and went out again, the sleigh and the two that pulled it crawled like things in a nightmare--a nightmare of the end of the world at the end of the world.
Kotuko leaped forward wildly, dragging the girl after him, and crawled to the bottom of the mound.
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.
At the thought cold sweat broke out upon me from every pore, and as I crawled from the water onto one of the tiny islands I was trembling like a leaf--you cannot imagine the awful horror which even the simple thought of the repulsive Mahars of Pellucidar induces in the human mind, and to feel that you are in their power--that they are crawling, slimy, and abhorrent, to drag you down beneath the waters and devour you
Before that he had recoiled automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.
The babe crawled under the table and, turning, peered out cautiously.
He crawled through the ropes and dropped from the ring to the floor.
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.
Then had the serpent crawled into his throat-- there had it bitten itself fast.