squatting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squatting the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
    • n squatting exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
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Quotations

  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    “Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?”

Usage

In literature:

They squatted on the floor breathing slowly and easily.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
His answer came roundabout as usual as the native squatted by the analyzer and clicked his answer into it.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Squatting down before the bars, he took a pencil-stub and piece of paper from his pocket.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
Toledo, he squats down and looks.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Better leave the men squatting in content by the roadside, under the straggly banana trees, than urge them to work.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
As Kibei with drawn sword stood over him, he squatted on his hams, crouching and begging for life.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
At length Tinker, the leader, squat upon his belly.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Barstow took out his watch and squatting nearer him studied him with interest.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Andy slid down the ladder and squatted himself beside the cot.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
They were a squat race.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
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In poetry:

He was squat on a bank where a self—taught stream,
Fingering flint and pebble,
Was playing in tune to the yaffel's scream,
And the shake of the throstle's treble.
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin
All morning in the strawberry field
They talked about the Russians.
Squatted down between the rows
We listened.
We heard the head woman say,
'Bomb them off the map.'
"Bitter Strawberries" by Sylvia Plath
FROM the squat tavern laughing to the east
He turned; within the murmuring babble
ceas'd;
And red wine split on scattered roses there
Exhaled the waning glory of the feast.
"Omar Dead" by E J Rupert Atkinson
He'd clamber a mountain and squat on the ground,
And the neighbouring maidens would gather around
To list to the pipes and to gaze in his een,
Especially ELLEN McJONES ABERDEEN.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There is snow on the ground,
And the valleys are cold,
And a midnight profound
Blackly squats o'er the wold;
But a light on the hilltops half-seen hints of
feastings unhallowed and old.
"Festival" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The trees dream all night on the tops of the hills,
The ghostly water a dark hollow fills,
Its long white shadow falling through the trees
Where the Ape squats silent, his hands on his knees.
"The Ape" by Walter James Turner

In news:

Skalitzers Gallery, which hosts special exhibitions of street art, has found unofficial homes in which to squat among Berlin's abandoned buildings.
You already know that you can get a good bodyweight workout in anywhere by incorporating moves such as squats, lunges, and supermans.
Prosecutors Get a Mulligan , Wrongfully Convicted Man Gets Squat.
Already infamous is the scene in which Nicole Kidman squats down and pees on Zac Efron.
Watch Pistol Squat in the Fitness Magazine Video.
C-Squat residents grilled up meals for the community on Thurs.
After a winter of hibernation (and squats), my legs are ready for some exposure.
Instead he squatted atop Philadelphia's Reliance Insurance Co.
Using your GPS location, address, intersection, or zip code, Sit or Squat provides you with the nearest restrooms , along with maps and even candid user ratings and reviews.
Or, if it's more comfortable, squat over him with your feet flat on the bed.
There are no shortcuts to a more toned rear end, but squats are one proven secret to success.
Squats are one of my most favorite exercises.
Squats are one of the most effective lower body movements you can perform but they are not as simple as they may seem.
You'll repeat these squats for 1 minute.
Over time, increase the weight until you can do the squats with 10-pound dumbbells.
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In science:

Two distinct jumping modes emerge: a simple jump which is optimal above f0 is achievable with a squat maneuver, and a peculiar stutter jump which is optimal below f0 is generated with a counter-movement. A simple dynamical model reveals how optimal lift-off results from non-resonant transient dynamics.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
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