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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. [1913 Webster] The cattle huddled on the lea. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Huddling together on the public square . . . like a herd of panic-struck deer. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]