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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crawl  \Crawl\  (kr[add]l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crawled} 
  (kr[add]ld);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crawling}.]  [Dan.  kravle  or 
  Icel.  krafla  to  paw,  scrabble  with  the  hands;  akin  to  Sw 
  kr[aum]la  to  crawl;  cf  LG  krabbeln  D.  krabbelen  to 
  scratch.] 
  1.  To  move  slowly  by  drawing  the  body  along  the  ground,  as  a 
  worm;  to  move  slowly  on  hands  and  knees;  to  creep. 
 
  A  worm  finds  what  it  searches  after  only  by  feeling, 
  as  it  crawls  from  one  thing  to  another.  --Grew. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  move  or  advance  in  a  feeble,  slow,  or  timorous 
  manner. 
 
  He  was  hardly  able  to  crawl  about  the  room 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  The  meanest  thing  that  crawl'd  beneath  my  eyes. 
  --Byron. 




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