crawl


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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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The rest of our descent was easily accomplished, and in half an hour after regaining the ravine we had partaken of our evening morsel, built our hut as usual, and crawled under its shelter.
He crawled up a small knoll and surveyed the prospect.
Once he crawled upon one that must have been asleep.
It seemed that he must have lain thus an hour waiting for the thing to crawl out of the dark and end his misery.
On seeing the cause of her alarm, both men crawled to Clayton's rescue, and between the three of them were able to subdue Wilson and hurl him to the bottom of the boat.
The little man crawled about in the hay-loft, and at last found a snug place to finish his night's rest in; so he laid himself down, meaning to sleep till daylight, and then find his way home to his father and mother.
The creature who carried the bodiless head now set its burden upon the ground and the latter immediately crawled toward one of the bodies that was lying near by.
"Oh, she is sometimes gone for several weeks on her hunting trips, and if we were not tied we would crawl all over the mountain and fight with each other and get into a lot of mischief.
Before that he had recoiled automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.
And he saw that he had crawled under the cart and was trying to lift it by arching his back.
"Knowing no better, I used my arms as well as my legs for walking, and crawled under the edges of stones or hid among the roots of grasses with no thought beyond finding a few insects smaller than myself to feed upon.
George's whale might have crawled up out of the sea on the beach; and considering that the animal ridden by St.