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prostrate

(of a plant) growing closely along the ground
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These words troubled the heart of Baba-Abdalla, who prostrated himself at the feet of the Caliph.
Here they quickly scratched holes in the earth about two feet deep, in which they prostrated themselves, and while thus screened from the shots of the white men, were enabled to make such use of their bows and arrows and fusees, as to repulse their assailants and to effect their retreat.
The three men prostrated themselves on the rock, before the curtain which hid the shrine.
The prayer for renouncing the occult, he said, should be recited while kneeling or prostrated, before the Blessed Sacrament, an icon of Jesus Christ or a crucifix.