crouch

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crouch

(krowch) [ME. crouchen]
To bend the knees and bring the upper body down and forward.
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The men crouched among the trees and pointed their restless guns out at the fields.
For some time the lion paced, growling and moaning, beneath the tree in which Jane Clayton crouched, panting and trembling.
Then it was that his lips half writhed into a snarl, and the hair of his neck and shoulders involuntarily bristled, while he half crouched for a spring, his claws spasmodically clutching into the snow-surface for firmer footing.