Ceeping crowfoot(Bot.), a plant, the Ranunculus repens.Creeping snowberry, an American plant (Chiogenes hispidula) with white berries and very small round leaves having the flavor of wintergreen.

(Creep"ing*ly), adv. by creeping slowly; in the manner of a reptile; insidiously; cunningly.

How slily and creepingly did he address himself to our first parents.

(Cree"ple) n. [See Cripple.]

Creeper to Crescentic

(Creep"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.

Standing waters are most unwholesome, . . . full of mites, creepers; slimy, muddy, unclean.

2. (Bot.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).

3. (Zoöl.) A small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is C. familiaris, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits America; — called also tree creeper and creeptree. The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia.

4. A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe to prevent one from slipping.

5. pl. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables one to climb a tree or pole; — called often telegraph creepers.

6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.

7. pl. An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and bringing up what may lie there.

8. Any device for causing material to move steadily from one part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.

9. pl. (Arch.) Crockets. See Crocket.

(Creep"hole`) n.

1. A hole or retreat into which an animal may creep, to escape notice or danger.

2. A subterfuge; an excuse.

(Creep"ie) n. A low stool. [Scot.]

(Creep"i*ness) n. An uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on the skin.

She felt a curious, uneasy creepiness.
Mrs. Alexander.

(Creep"ing), a.

1. Crawling, or moving close to the ground. "Every creeping thing." Gen. vi. 20.

2. Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils.

Casements lined with creeping herbs.

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