Huddling
Huddle Hud"dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Huddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Huddling}.] [Cf. OE. hoderen, hodren, to cover, keep, warm; perh. akin to OE. huden, hiden, to hide, E. hide, and orig. meaning, to get together for protection in a safe place. Cf. {Hide} to conceal.] To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd. [1913 Webster]

The cattle huddled on the lea. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Huddling together on the public square . . . like a herd of panic-struck deer. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • huddle — [[t]hʌ̱d(ə)l[/t]] huddles, huddling, huddled 1) VERB If you huddle somewhere, you sit, stand, or lie there holding your arms and legs close to your body, usually because you are cold or frightened. [V prep/adv] She huddled inside the porch as she …   English dictionary

  • Huddle — Hud dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Huddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Huddling}.] [Cf. OE. hoderen, hodren, to cover, keep, warm; perh. akin to OE. huden, hiden, to hide, E. hide, and orig. meaning, to get together for protection in a safe place. Cf. {Hide}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Huddled — Huddle Hud dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Huddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Huddling}.] [Cf. OE. hoderen, hodren, to cover, keep, warm; perh. akin to OE. huden, hiden, to hide, E. hide, and orig. meaning, to get together for protection in a safe place. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clifford D. Simak — Born August 3, 1904(1904 08 03) Millville, Wisconsin Died April 25, 1988(1988 04 25) (aged 83) Minneapolis, Minnesota Occupation Journalist, novelist, short story author …   Wikipedia

  • Delay — De*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d[ e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delayed — Delay De*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d[ e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delaying — Delay De*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d[ e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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