flatten themselves

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  • Perhaps if they flattened themselves behind the fall of stones, they might be able to escape attention. Cited from Storm Over Warlock, by Andre Norton
  • They flattened themselves against the earth until the keenest eye could not see them in the darkness. Cited from The Scouts of the Valley, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Two bullets flew through the door and flattened themselves against the wall. Cited from The Adventures of Gerard, by Arthur Conan Doyle/14
  • The Onondaga swung himself back and all three flattened themselves against the rock. Cited from The Hunters of the Hills, by Joseph Altsheler
  • They were caught between the two, and escaped with their lives by flattening themselves up against the side of a house while the firing continued. Cited from A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium, by Hugh Gibson
  • One after another they whistled by Cosmo's head and flattened themselves upon the metal-work behind. Cited from The Second Deluge, by Garrett P. Serviss
  • They flattened themselves against the sides of the cliff in order to allow him and Antoine to continue their royal progress. Cited from The Rising of the Red Man, by John Mackie
  • The girls, who were watching it, crouched low, almost flattening themselves on the ground in their efforts to avoid discovery. Cited from The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat, by Janet Aldridge
  • Both young engineers flattened themselves out behind a pile of stones at the roadside. Cited from The Young Engineers in Mexico, by H. Irving Hancock
  • So they flattened themselves against the ground in the shadow of the bushes and waited patiently. Cited from The Lords of the Wild, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The next instant, a shower of revolver shots flattened themselves against the rocks all about the boys. Cited from The Pony Rider Boys in the Rockies, Patchin
  • The two had crawled only a few feet toward the church, when, with one common impulse, they flattened themselves on the ground and listened. Cited from The Pony Rider Boys in Texas, by Frank Gee Patchin
  • They would flatten themselves like lizards against the slope, not stirring an inch. Cited from The Masters of the Peaks, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • They stood back against the wall, flattening themselves, and they stared, fascinated, at the slender stranger. Cited from The Night Horseman, by Max Brand
  • The two cadets flattened themselves against the side of the shaft and inched forward. Cited from Treachery in Outer Space, by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • The sight-seers flattened themselves against the walls as the great lumbering coach put about and went off again the way it had come, the life-guards following after. Cited from Mistress Wilding, by Rafael Sabatini
  • Two or three pistol shots rattled over the sentries' heads, and flattened themselves on the rock behind. Cited from Two Knapsacks, by John Campbell (AKA: J. Cawdor Bell)
  • Whilst they were talking, two or three bullets pierced the shutters, and flattened themselves upon the ceiling above. Cited from The Garies and Their Friends, by Frank J. Webb
  • Their fire on us became still more severe and unceasing, and their bullets whistled and sang above our heads, or flattened themselves against the stones. Cited from Three Years' War, by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
  • When the time for shedding comes around, these cells will thicken and flatten themselves out and eventually become the skin the newt sheds.