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  • During the day, they flatten their bodies to catch as much sun as possible.
  • If cornered, they will often hiss, and flatten their head or body to appear larger.
  • When threatened, they will flatten their bodies and raise their heads above the ground in a classic prestrike stance.
  • Although it is more common that they will flatten their heads out, some individuals may puff up, filling their throats with air.
  • The actresses wore swimsuits three sizes too small to flatten their adult body parts.
  • Then the two Curlytops would flatten their noses against the window and peer out. Cited from Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch, by H.R.Garis
  • They used to flatten their noses against the glass; sometimes a shopman drove them away; but they came back and back. Cited from The Testing of Diana Mallory, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • They flatten their bodies when birds fly overhead.
  • So the three went into the house and stood together at a front window, flattening their noses against the glass, as they looked out at their new treasure. Cited from Marjorie's Maytime, by Carolyn Wells
  • This encourages users to flatten their demand for energy, known as energy demand management, which sometimes requires cutting back services temporarily.
  • He was actually on the point of following her, when he discovered that the old women who lived in the street were flattening their noses against their windowpanes. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, V3, Martin Anderson Nexo
  • So long as women sit up of nights listening for a footstep, will they flatten their faces at the window, though all without be black. Cited from The Little Minister, by J.M. Barrie
  • Half the poor creatures one sees flattening their noses against the shop windows are authors getting a line on the advance fashions. Cited from Buttered Side Down, by Edna Ferber
  • To display fear or submission, marmosets flatten their ear-tufts close to their heads.
  • All have a characteristic ability to raise the front quarters of their bodies off the ground and flatten their necks to appear larger to a potential predator.
  • It became typical for girls to flatten their breasts and to hide their waist since this was the ideal of a girl in this time.
  • Artillery could not move; cavalry could not operate; the very infantry had to flatten their bodies to glide between the stunted trees. Cited from A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee, by John Esten Cooke
  • CHINOOK, a tribe of Indians in Washington Territory, noted for flattening their skulls. Cited from The Nuttall Encyclopaedia, Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • The bullets whizzed above the heads of Custer's men as they lay there, flattening their bodies in the dust. Cited from The Mintage, by Elbert Hubbard
  • "Flying" snakes also use mobile ribs to flatten their body into an aerodynamic shape, with a back and forth motion much the same as they use on the ground.
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