creeper

[ kree-per ]SEE DEFINITION OF creeper

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREEPER

The esquine partly resembles a creeper and partly a bramble.

Much of Lewes in September is scarlet with Virginia creeper.

I happened to tell her the other day that the vine on the fence was a "creeper."

As I did so my gun caught in a creeper, which suddenly whisked it from my hand.

Lay it out in the bay,” said Will, “with a creeper at each end.

There are descriptions of the creeper's music which liken it to a wren's.

I fancy, too, that we may have exaggerated the monotony of the creeper's lot.

So the toad got into a bucket he happened to possess, and fastened the bucket to the creeper.

It was of bluish stone, and half covered with Virginia creeper.

And she fell on the ground, like a creeper broken by the wind.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English creopera "one who creeps," agent noun from creep (v.). Also see creep (n.). Meaning "lice" is from 1570s; of certain birds from 1660s; of certain plants from 1620s.

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