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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: crowded or massed together; "give me...your huddled
masses"; "the huddled sheep turned their backs against
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