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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.
Based on the writings of Wang Dulu, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny" by Justin Hill is another deftly crafted novel featuring a life-altering quest, another struggle between honor and lust for power, an yet another generation of warriors forging alliances and enmities.
Peter Crouch was the life and soul of the Stoke Xmas party - crouching to do a line dance with team-mates.