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crouch

(krowch) [ME. crouchen]
To bend the knees and bring the upper body down and forward.
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In the dust of years that lay thick upon the floor--leading from the door by which they had entered, straight across the room to within a yard of Manton's crouching corpse--were three parallel lines of footprints--light but definite impressions of bare feet, the outer ones those of small children, the inner a woman's.
What good was her new-found liberty in the face of the frightful beast crouching so close beside her?
He sometimes passed whole hours crouching before one of these statues, in solitary conversation with it.
Again, in some obscure corner of the church one came in contact with a sort of living chimera, crouching and scowling; it was Quasimodo engaged in thought.
Peter Crouch was the life and soul of the Stoke Xmas party - crouching to do a line dance with team-mates.
Peter Crouch was the life and soul of the Stoke FC Christmas party - crouching down to line dance with his teammates.