crawling

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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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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
Summer is crawlin' and flyin' and swimmin' with insects and other tiny creatures.
Tom said, "Don't roust your faith bird-high an' you won't do no crawlin' with the worms.