huddle together

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v huddle together crowd or draw together "let's huddle together--it's cold!"
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Usage

In literature:

High and low, and all huddled together like so many babes in a nursing-home.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
In every spot sheltered from the enemy's fire, Europeans and natives were huddled together.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Do not all booksellers like to huddle together as long as they can?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
Making the last, steepest descent, they stood huddled together in the treasure chamber.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
They climbed with unspoken consent, going clear to the top, where they huddled together on a four-foot tableland.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
No seats had been provided for them, and they huddled together inside a small area staked off for their reception.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863" by Various
Then he turned and went for the girls who were all huddled together against the wall, screaming and crying with fright.
"Billy Whiskers" by Frances Trego Montgomery
Huddled together in rags and misery, they took famine fever and perished by hundreds.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
He built no fire that evening, but shared a slab of pemmican with Brave, and they huddled together under the bearskin robe.
"The Keeper" by Henry Beam Piper
This made them huddle together more closely than ever.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
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In poetry:

Under osiers with ivy ingrown
We are trying to hide from bad weather.
I am clasping your arms in my own,
In one cloak we are huddled together.
"Intoxication" by Boris Pasternak
We huddled there together all that night,
Women and men from the wild Town;
I heard a shrill voice cry, "We all are up,
But some—ye have forgot—are down!"
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
The nuns huddled tightly together, fear
Catching their senses. But Clotilde must peer
More closely at the beautiful snake,
She seemed entranced and eased. Could she make
Colours so rare,
The dress were there.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
The mothers drew their little ones close to them,
Just like little lambs huddled together in a pen;
While the white foaming billows was towering mountains high,
And one and all on God for protection did cry.
"The Burning of the Steamer 'City of Montreal'" by William Topaz McGonagall
And there the poor creatures lay huddled together with fear,
And the weary night seemed to them more like a year,
And they saw the natives kindling fires on the shore,
To frighten wild animals away, that had begun to roar.
"The Wreck of the Barque 'Lynton'" by William Topaz McGonagall
At length it became apparent the steamer couldn't be saved,
And the passengers were huddled together, and some of them madly raved;
And the family groups were most touching to see,
Especially husbands and wives embracing each other tenderly.
"The Burning of the Steamer 'City of Montreal'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Fresh and Onlys huddle together.
Soldiers put their hands together in a huddle before playing football in more.
The group met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off.
The vigil was over but the hundreds who gathered outside Rutland High School on Thursday evening huddled together, reluctant to leave as their candles lit the gloom.
While college football fans around the world huddled around their TVs to anxiously await news of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M students gathered in College Station to watch the ceremony together.
Quick-hit: Mayo is a three-down player who leads the huddle, serving as a "glue" to help keep the defense together.
A photo taken during festivities shows bunnies huddled together in the corner of a prize pen.
On their first night together, the two Alaotran gentle lemurs were inseparable, with Mrs Grey huddled up to Mr Grey 's side.
FULL HOUSE – Christmas Eve congregants huddle together for warmth and fellowship.
Kashmir India Huddles Together to keep warm.
You can see them huddled together near the basketball court at Rose Park.
Ashlee Simpson and Vincent Piazza huddled together at at NHL game in Philadelphia on Monday.
"I'm so nervous," she said, bounding toward a group of her friends, huddled together, twittering about the traditional Somali dance they'd perform for the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees ' celebration of World Refugee Day.
UConn freshmen Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson huddled together recently in a dorm room closet, waiting for their chance.
On a rainy Tuesday night, more than 50 people huddled together on a busy roadway in Corning to remember Greg Riff -- the man killed in a terrible motorcycle accident last Friday.
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In science:

In line with the intuition described above, one is led to think about emperor penguins which huddle together in large groups on the Antarctic ice during the winter in order to conserve heat (see ); the penguins take turns to be on the outside of the group where it is coldest and they need to use up more energy.
Heuristic and computer calculations for the magnitude of metric spaces
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