He patted her arm then moved to crouch beside Elise, waiting.
The creature looked confused but shifted from its guarded crouch to a kneeling position.
Gabe lowered himself into a crouch a few feet away, recalling the last time he'd been on a beach.
Setters owe their name to their having been trained originally to crouch when marking game, so as to admit of the net with which the quarry was taken being drawn over their heads.
Professors and students gather every morning for the daily prayer; then the professors take their seats at the foot of the pillars of the great court and the students crouch on mats at their feet.
Jackals are readily tamed; and domesticated individuals are said, when called by their masters, to wag their tails, crouch and throw themselves on the ground, and otherwise behave in a dog-like fashion.
Water-deer frequent the neighbourhood of the large Chinese rivers where they crouch amid the reeds and grass in such a manner as to be invisible, even when not completely concealed by the covert.
Crouch, A Treasury of South African Poetry and Verse (2nd ed., 1909).