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Definitions of creeper

  1. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia). Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Crockets. See Crocket. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A creeping plant: a genus of small climbing birds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. That which creeps; a creeping or climbing plant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. One who or that which creeps; a creeping or climbing plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A person or thing that creeps; a reptile: a creeping plant; an iron used to slide along the grate in kitchens; a kind of patten worn by women; a shoe spiked against slipping; an instrument of iron with hooks or claws for drawing up things from the bottom of a well, river, or harbour; a name given to several genera of small birds, such as the tree-creepers, the bush-creepers. &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A climbing or trailing plant; an instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for creeper

  1. No other birds except the chimney swift and the little brown creeper ever do this. – The Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  2. It was a neat unpretentious little villa graced by a number of trees and a clinging Virginia creeper and Mr Drummond was a neat unpretentious little gentleman, graced by a number of virtues, and a devoted Mrs Drummond. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
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