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English Dictionary: huddling by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
               The cattle huddled on the lea.               --Tennyson.
  
               Huddling together on the public square . . . like a
               herd of panic-struck deer.                     --Prescott.
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