crawl along

crawl along

1. Of a person, to proceed forward or move across the length of something on one's hands and knees. Looking down made me so dizzy that I had to crawl along the ledge. We crawled along in the shadows to avoid being seen by the
2. Of an animal or insect, to proceed forward or across the length of something by dragging its body along the ground. When I saw the bee crawling along the windowsill, I bolted out of the room.
See also: crawl
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Why don't they jump off when they crawl along the tight rope with a cat in front and a cat behind?
They're dying rats, dying of starvation, when they crawl along that rope.
They learned all the trails and cow-paths; but nothing delighted them more than to essay the roughest and most impossible rides, where they were glad to crouch and crawl along the narrowest deer-runs, Bob and Mab struggling and forcing their way along behind.
It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt.
Night came on, and the poor blind youth had no eyes to close, and could only crawl along the ground, not knowing in the least where he was going.
Another night passed in the bleak damp air, made him worse; when he set forward on his journey next morning he could hardly crawl along.
At first, from the waterfalls and number of dead trees, I could hardly crawl along; but the bed of the stream soon became a little more open, from the floods having swept the sides.
But there was a time when people scoffed at the idea; they said you might as well expect leagues of solid rock to crawl along the ground as expect leagues of ice to do it.
This was a great relief, for they were very much fatigued and could scarcely crawl along. To them the jolting cart was a luxurious carriage, and the ride the most delicious in the world.
I counted us already as good as dead; but still I dragged myself along until the time came that I could no longer rise, but could only crawl along a few inches at a time, dragging Ajor beside me.
I believed we could crawl along a branch and get into the next tree, and I judged it worth while to try.
That Eugene Wrayburn, for his wife's sake, set him aside and left him to crawl along his blasted course.
Replaced with a more confusing road lay out and endless traffic lights so the trams can crawl along blocking traffic.
Through the evening and late into the night of February 15-16, most Noth Americans can watch the Moon (just past first quarter) crawl along the southern arm of the Hyades V pattern, munching on stars one by one.