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The spider’s legs bent in upon its body

I think: The spider's legs bent inward on top of its body not under its body. I found this sentence in Harry Potter

I want to know what this process looks like. (the way its legs are bent, the shape it gets into. Basically, What a native speaker would understand when he or she reads it)

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  • My immediate image is of a dead spider on its back, with its legs curled in, though the surrounding context may indicate otherwise.
    – Katy
    Jul 12 '20 at 14:22
  • You can see the movie's representation of it here.
    – Alex
    Jul 12 '20 at 15:09
  • So the Movie's representation is wrong
    – Ravi Vanam
    Jul 12 '20 at 19:15
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In this context, I think it's fair to assume that the author intends the reader to have only a basic understanding of how a spider moves. Therefore, I visualize this sentence as a spider with its legs folded under the body not over the body since a spider's legs don't naturally move in that way. Here's a picture similar to how I would visualize it:enter image description here

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