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huddled


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huddle  \Hud"dle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Huddled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Huddling}.]  [Cf.  OE  hoderen  hodren,  to  cover,  keep  warm; 
  perh.  akin  to  OE  huden,  hiden,  to  hide,  E.  hide,  and  orig. 
  meaning,  to  get  together  for  protection  in  a  safe  place  Cf 
  {Hide}  to  conceal.] 
  To  press  together  promiscuously,  from  confusion, 
  apprehension,  or  the  like  to  crowd  together  confusedly;  to 
  press  or  hurry  in  disorder;  to  crowd. 
 
  The  cattle  huddled  on  the  lea.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Huddling  together  on  the  public  square  .  .  .  like  a 
  herd  of  panic-struck  deer.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  huddled 
  adj  1:  squatting  close  to  the  ground;  "poorly  clothed  men  huddled 
  low  against  the  wind";  "he  stayed  in  the  ditch 
  hunkered  down"  [syn:  {crouched},  {crouching},  {hunkered}, 
  {hunkered  down}] 
  2:  crowded  or  massed  together;  "give  me...your  huddled  masses"; 
  "the  huddled  sheep  turned  their  backs  against  the  wind" 




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