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Vendors squat down low on their haunches, presiding over mounds of dried squid or bitter gourd.
Styling details at the back, like those raised haunches over the rear wheels and the floating roofline, conspire to make the hatchback look almost like a crossover, at least to my eyes.
Everything about her is intentional, subtly humanized and meaningful: her half-pregnant belly, her upright posture and feminine haunch.
There’s Leo the Lion, which kind of resembles the profile of a lion on its haunches but looks more like a backward question mark tipping over to the right.
My parents describe professors who were warm and friendly, who shared a haunch of venison or a string of trout (both terrifying to a South Indian woman who barely knew how to cook and had to mail order spices from New York).
Mr. Rush gently dug his fingers into Luna’s haunches.
This dart flies true, striking the matriarch of the herd in the haunches.
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Origin and Etymology of haunch
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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