squatting

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squatting

[′skwäd·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
The lowering of the stern of a ship when it is traveling at high speed.
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Here the ape-man arranged the garments upon his shaggy fellows and himself, until, at a distance, it might have appeared that three white-robed Arabs squatted silently among the branches of the forest.
Carthoris related all that had befallen him, and as the two men talked the great apes squatted about them watching them intently.
"Another white man is coming!" he cried to the chief who squatted before the entrance to his circular hut.
As she passed a group of natives squatted nearby one of the number arose and approached her, and as she halted, half in fright, a low voice whispered:
In his council hall he was surrounded by the gravity of armed chiefs, while two long rows of old headmen dressed in cotton stuffs squatted on their heels, with idle arms hanging over their knees.
It waddled in on its ten short legs, and squatted down before the girl like an obedient puppy.
Or at least so thought Tarzan of the Apes, who squatted upon a low-swinging branch in a near-by tree and looked down upon her.
But somehow I dropped off at last, and knew nothing more till break of day; when, looking over the bedside, there squatted Queequeg, as if he had been screwed down to the floor.
I too squatted by Noma's head, and grew quick-witted in my fear.
The Fire-Men squatted around the fire and slept with their heads bowed forward on their knees.