Gingerly, about 30 couples lay down and squatted on mats and rugs for the mass face-sit.
As for Jim, he squatted on the doorstep outside, with time at last to think.
Sami squatted down and pulled at the weeds with all his might.
The women, taking the places of honor, squatted round me in concentric rows, while the men peered over their shoulders.
In ten minutes the old Indian was delivering an oration to us, squatted in resignation.
Zhilin again tried to break the lock, and Dina squatted by his side, and leaned against his shoulder.
Suddenly he leaped out and squatted beside the nearest stone.
Up came Po and some eight other chiefs, squatted in a big circle around the old dining-room floor, now the smoking-room.
Running briskly for a little distance, it squatted in the tall grass.
They made no objection to this, but, letting us go, squatted down on the snow about two hundred yards from the camp.
early 15c., "crouch on the heels," from Old French esquatir "press down, lay flat, crush," from es- "out" (from Latin ex-) + Old French quatir "press down, flatten," from Vulgar Latin *coactire "press together, force," from Latin coactus, past participle of cogere "to compel, curdle, collect" (see cogent). Related: Squatted; squatting. Slang noun sense of "nothing at all" first attested 1934, probably suggestive of squatting to defecate. The adjective sense of "short, thick" dates from 1620s.
: on campus, where it once was squaresville to flip for the rock scene
A putative city inhabited entirely by dull, conventional people: The Innocent Nihilists Adrift in Squaresville/ Uintimidated by being in the squaresville, which is also the power center of the free world (1960s+ Bop talk)