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crawling

A slow and inefficient mode of movement, such as is seen in early childhood, in which the hands and knees are on the floor, and much of the effort of forward movement is generated by the flexion and extension of the shoulders and hips.
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I been crawlin' around checkin' positions for more'n three hours an I'm colder'n h-.
A soldier who admits that "They all look alike to me" is informed, "He's a South Korean when he's running with you, and a North Korean when he's running after you." The script continues to express the Americans' bewilderment about the identity of the enemy, along with their delusion that all Communists mu st really be Russians; there are references to "rice paddies crawlin' with Commies--just ready to slap you between two pieces of rye bread and wash you down with fish eggs and vodka!" While some of Fuller's movies, such as China Gate, are mined with anti-Communism, Fuller's work suggests an anarchist's sensibility that defies any engine of authority--rather than a right-wing point of view.
It was his Modern sides, "Crawlin' King Snake" and "I'm in the Mood" among them, however, that were his biggest sellers.