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  • noun The state of being squat

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  • noun the property of being short and broad


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  • He represented them as cowering into the earth like the late buildings of the war years, from which they certainly derived their squatness.

    The Shape of Things to Come Herbert George 2006

  • Already inclined to squatness, with a broad good-humored face, in which, however, was a hint of obstinacy.

    Death of a Harbormaster Simenon, Georges 1942

  • The most striking thing about the interior of the cathedral is the manner in which it rises -- "church piled upon church" -- from the nave to the corona, and this characteristic enabled William the Englishman to build a crypt below which has none of the cramped squatness which generally mars the effect of such buildings.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers 1908

  • As he sat squatted there by the fire Garman's figure gave an impression of squatness and of grossness in proportions and flesh.

    The Plunderer Henry Oyen 1902

  • The style of architecture is not quite so florid, but the extreme squatness of the buildings is far more noticeable here.

    Town Life in Australia Richard Ernest Nowell Twopeny 1886

  • The poorest project seems to be Foster's Harmon, whose shiny futurism was replaced with squatness when about half the building got cut due to a building error. - News Channel 2010


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