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hitching

(hich′ing)
A type of self-propulsion, usually used only by infants, in which a foot or a heel is pushed into the floor by the child to lift the buttocks and move the body. It usually precedes the development of crawling.
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I never told my family I was saving on train and bus fares by hitching as they'd already begged me not to do it and, looking back, I suppose I was lucky never once to have had a bad experience.
Should there be a draw for positions at the hitching rail?
Hitching trailers to trucks frequently involves potentially dangerous situations that can lead to accidents with serious consequences.
Second, the court determined that in light of prior court decisions and warnings from the Department of Justice about the use of the hitching post for disciplinary purposes, the officers should have known that their actions were unlawful and, therefore, they were not entitled to qualified immunity from damages.
In 1995, Hope, then an Alabama prison inmate, was twice handcuffed to a hitching post for disruptive conduct.
This report describes four of these incidents, summarizes the characteristics of the 16 incidents that involved improper hitching, and outlines strategies for reducing the risk for their occurrence.
This hitching system is found on every semi-trailer tractor combination on the highways today, except auto transports and mobile-home toters.
Here's a nifty gadget that simplifies hitching up livestock trailers, boats, campers, flatbeds and fifth wheels.