Crawling


Crawling

Crawling is a form of animal locomotion generally involving slow movement along the ground, such as that seen in snakes, snails and earthworms. Various mechanisms are involved, for example earthworms move by peristalsis, while snakes undulate their body from side to side.cite book | last = Campbell | first = Neil A. | coauthors = Reece, Jane B. | title = Biology, 7th Edition | publisher = Pearson - Benjamin Cummings | date = 2005 | location = San Francisco | pages = 522-523 | isbn = 0-8053-7171-0] This form of terrestrial locomotion involves much higher levels of friction than running, hopping etc.

Human crawling

For humans it usually means moving on knees and hands, with support from the toes. Except for using a vehicle or being carried by an animal, it is the main alternative to walking and running. Crawling is used mainly:
*When he/she cannot walk because of being an infant or due to disability or being wounded or sick.
*In very low places (caves, under a table, in a mine, etc.). Sometimes underground miners need to crawl long distances during their work.
*When searching for something on the ground.
*To get down to the ground in gardening
*For stealth (camouflage and quietness)
*To lower the field of vision
*For fun or comical purposes.
*When gun fire or other projectiles are flying over, crawling reduces the risk of being hit.

Crawling sensation

Crawling, in terms of pain sensations, refers to feeling as if covered with crawling things (e.g., ants).

ee also

*Crabwalking (walking on all fours facing "up" instead of down)
*Front crawl (swimming style)
*Gait (human)
*Rock crawling (off-road sport involving heavily modified trucks)
*Kneeling
*Plastun crawling
*Web crawling (technology for search engines)
*Terrestrial locomotion in animals
*Pub crawl (Pub Crawling)
*Toddler

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Crawling — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Crawling» Sencillo de Linkin Park del álbum Hybrid Theory Publicación 1 de mayo de 2001 Formato CD …   Wikipedia Español

  • Crawling — Single par Linkin Park extrait de l’album Hybrid Theory Sortie 1 mars 2001 Enregistrement 2000 Durée 3:28 Genre Nu metal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crawling — index obsequious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Crawling — Необходимо проверить качество перевода и привести статью в соответствие со стилистическими правилами Википедии. Вы можете помочь улучшить эту статью, исправив в ней ошибки. Оригинал на английском языке …   Википедия

  • Crawling — Crawl Crawl (kr[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crawled} (kr[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crawling}.] [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. kr[aum]la to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.] 1. To move …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crawling — Synonyms and related words: abject, accumbent, alive with, all fours, ambling, amphibian, anguine, atiptoe, atmospherics, backscratching, batrachian, beggarly, blaring, blasting, blind spot, bootlicking, bristling, bursting, cautious, circumspect …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crawling — adj. moving along the ground on all fours, moving slowly, creeping n. act of moving along the ground on all fours, moving slowly, creeping krɔːl n. act of crawling (moving along the ground on all fours, creeping); swimming stroke v. creep, move …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crawling — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Creeping] Syn. moving slowly, dragging, on hands and knees; see creeping 1 . 2. [Abounding] Syn. overrun, swarming, teeming; see jammed 2 , plentiful 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • crawling — /ˈkrɔlɪŋ/ (say krawling) verb 1. present participle of crawl1. –noun 2. obsequious behaviour, usually directed towards obtaining something. –adjective 3. obsequious. –crawlingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • crawling —  Covered with lice or other vermin …   A concise dictionary of English slang


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.