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Struck in mid-air, a trifle of a flying machine, all its delicate gears tangled and disrupted, Cocky fell to the floor in a shower of white feathers, which, like snowflakes, eddied slowly down after, and after the plummet-like descent of the cat, so that some of them came to rest on her back, startling her tense nerves with their gentle impact and making her crouch closer while she shot a swift glance around and overhead for any danger that might threaten.
Instantly the head portrayed that the cat had stiffened, crouched, and frozen.
For some time the lion paced, growling and moaning, beneath the tree in which Jane Clayton crouched, panting and trembling.
Then it was that his lips half writhed into a snarl, and the hair of his neck and shoulders involuntarily bristled, while he half crouched for a spring, his claws spasmodically clutching into the snow-surface for firmer footing.
One Eye sprang back with a snort of sudden fright, then shrank down to the snow and crouched, snarling threats at this thing of fear he did not understand.
He crouched down under the impending blow, his hair bristling, but his teeth still keeping tight hold of the rabbit.
For some time we crouched there, Lop-Ear nervous and anxious to be gone, perpetually and apprehensively peering this way and that, and myself whimpering softly and sobbing.
They shrank back and crouched as if compelled to await a flood.
I crouched at the foot of the staircase with my back to the wall, shivering violently.
CITY have had a final dig at former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Peter Crouch after he announced his retirement from football.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 12 (ANI): Peter Crouch, former England, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs striker on Friday announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.
PETER CROUCH has been backed by Sean Dyche to prove he can still cut it in the Premier League after his shock move to Burnley.