He couldn't imagine any childhood taunting that would have caused him to crawl into the earth through a cold, wet, and black hole.
Her initial reaction was an urge to crawl under the table.
Men of one idea, like a hen with one chicken, and that a duckling; men of a thousand ideas, and unkempt heads, like those hens which are made to take charge of a hundred chickens, all in pursuit of one bug, a score of them lost in every morning's dew--and become frizzled and mangy in consequence; men of ideas instead of legs, a sort of intellectual centipede that made you crawl all over.
He hurried the Jeep as fast as he dared on the gravel-slippery road where even a crawl seemed excessive.
I had been cutting up some caper or other--I think it was trying to crawl up the chimney, as I had seen a little sweep do a few days previous; and my stepmother who, somehow or other, was all the time whipping me, or sending me to bed supperless,--my mother dragged me by the legs out of the chimney and packed me off to bed, though it was only two o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st June, the longest day in the year in our hemisphere.
Oh, she is sometimes gone for several weeks on her hunting trips, and if we were not tied we would crawl all over the mountain and fight with each other and get into a lot of mischief.
There now, you turned Metivier out by the scruff of his neck because he is a Frenchman and a scoundrel, but our ladies crawl after him on their knees.
I'd crawl somewhere to a cave, and slink there.
From now on it would be crawl out of bed and cook, clean and then maybe rest a little.
His tone made her want to crawl back into the tub and remain Talon's slave forever.