erect position

erect position

the patient is held upright standing on its hindlegs.
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The horse rises first upon his fore legs; and the domestic cow, upon her hinder limbs; but the buffalo bounds at once from a couchant to an erect position, with a celerity that baffles the eye.
The elders stood up around, and the Father feebly raised himself to a more erect position, but continued sitting in his great chair.
The instant the words passed her lips she started into an erect position.
As he watched, however, Numa saw the stakes rise slowly to an erect position, tumble against each other and then fall backwards out of his sight upon the surface of the ground above.
They carried themselves in a more erect position, although their arms were considerably longer than those of the Neanderthal man.
I say "hopped" advisedly, for the beast moved like a kangaroo, springing along in an erect position upon its powerful hind legs, while its front ones were held bent in front of it.
He who knows that power is inborn, that he is weak because he has looked for good out of him and elsewhere, and so perceiving, throws himself unhesitatingly on his thought, instantly rights himself, stands in the erect position, commands his limbs, works miracles; just as a man who stands on his feet is stronger than a man who stands on his head.
The crimson flag was carefully tied in an erect position to the rail of the dickey; and Mr.
Some of the craftiest scoundrels that ever walked this earth, or rather--for walking implies, at least, an erect position and the bearing of a man--that ever crawled and crept through life by its dirtiest and narrowest ways, will gravely jot down in diaries the events of every day, and keep a regular debtor and creditor account with Heaven, which shall always show a floating balance in their own favour.
His muscles had remained inactive so long, and he was so out of practice in maintaining an erect position, that he could scarcely stand.
At sight of their erect positions his face went livid.
Then Jenkins started working on running in a more erect position.