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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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Before that he had recoiled automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.
After I had signified my assent, Toby, without uttering a a single word, crawled along the dripping ledge until he gained a point from whence he could just reach one of the largest of the pendant roots; he shook it--it quivered in his grasp, and when he let it go it twanged in the air like a strong, wire sharply struck.
They're dying rats, dying of starvation, when they crawl along that rope.
He crawled up a small knoll and surveyed the prospect.
At length Monsieur Thuran crawled to where Clayton lay.
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.
Instantly I began to extricate myself and crawl back again, with what speed and silence I could manage, to the more open portion of the wood.
One day I crawled near to a country school house, and my curiosity being excited by the monotonous hum of the students within, I made bold to enter and creep along a crack between two boards until I reached the far end, where, in front of a hearth of glowing embers, sat the master at his desk.
WHO is the shepherd into whose throat the serpent thus crawled? WHO is the man into whose throat all the heaviest and blackest will thus crawl?
Her blade sank once more into naked flesh and once more a head rolled free and crawled away.
George's whale might have crawled up out of the sea on the beach; and considering that the animal ridden by St.
I had built a little shelter of rocks and brush where I might crawl in and sleep out of the perpetual light and heat of the noonday sun.