Then Carter saw Mace, ten to fifteen yards in front of the truck, crawling on his elbows, trying to reach them.
Back in 1985 the Texas Legislature was crawling with ambitious young politicians—as was every legislature in America.
Perfect for when the kids are still young and crawling all over you.
Many are also asking how on earth Charles could have made such a remark in a room he knew was crawling with journalists.
She began to work out tirelessly, crawling as she dragged her legs across the floor, and trying relentlessly to stand.
"Oh, it was pretty windy," said Carl, crawling down and rubbing the kinks out of his arms.
No, sir; they were crawling out from under the companion-way when I saw them.
An armed man was crawling along the river bed, peering in all directions, and shouting out to his friends on the opposite bank.
There's a female creeping and crawling about behind that there door.
Beyond them here and there only he saw patches of crouching gray in the underbrush or crawling through the marshes.
c.1200, creulen, from a Scandinavian source, perhaps Old Norse krafla "to claw (one's way)," from the same root as crab (n.1). If there was an Old English *craflian, it has not been recorded. Related: Crawled; crawling.
1818, from crawl (v.); in the swimming sense from 1903, the stroke developed by Frederick Cavill, well-known English swimmer who emigrated to Australia and modified the standard stroke of the day after observing South Seas islanders. So called because the swimmer's motion in the water resembles crawling.