Nobody following you or creeping around?
"Why are you creeping around your house?" he whispered.
Brady was creeping forward.
She joined him, warmth creeping up her face at the thought of their night.
"All right," returned the kitten, creeping out.
The sound of someone creeping through the brush made him pause in his descent to listen.
Jade shook his head, feeling as if madness born of desperation were creeping into his mind with the pain.
She sensed the others creeping forward and ducked, escaping a second hand.
As his grip on her relaxed, she stepped away from him, a flush creeping up her neck.
Yet the sensation of fire creeping through her remained.
The funny thing is, they're creeping up to the wrong food bowl.
She met his gaze at last, a red flush creeping across her face.
Something was creeping along the ground — stocking, probably.
She returned her attention to the task at hand, warmth creeping up her face.
"I can say in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have lived under my woodside to have kept a flock of sheep rather than undertook such a government as this."
But just when he was clumsily creeping toward the door, that dreadful something on the other side was already pressing against it and forcing its way in.
I have spent several long minutes creeping about in silence.
Creeping around campgrounds at midnight didn't seem like a well thought out plan.
Even the pre-dawn glow creeping into the room failed to disturb him.
His solid frame and heat were creeping into her senses, tugging at her resolve to resist.
Dean asked, picturing the Scout creeping along a Kansas Interstate.
She pushed herself away from him as he took another step towards her, a newfound horror creeping through her.
She shuddered, despair creeping through her again.
The " nardoo " seed, on which the aborigines sometimes contrived to exist, is a creeping plant, growing plentifully in swamps and shallow pools, and belongs to the natural order of Marsileaceae.
Solitary polyps are unknown in this sub-order; the colony may be creeping or arborescent in form; if the latter, the budding of the polyps, as already stated, is of the sympodial type, and either biserial, forming stems capable of further branching, or uniserial, forming pinnules not capable of further branching.
Obelia forms numerous polyserial stems of the characteristic zigzag pattern growing up from a creeping basal stolon, and buds the medusa of the same name.
Ax., Green axis creeping on the surface of damp soil; rh., colorless rhizoids penetrating the soil; asc. ax., ascending axes of green cells.
Ln the creeping stem of one species (S.
In some cases both the nucleus and the chromatophores may be carried along in the rotating stream, but in others, such as T.Titeila, the chloroplasts may remain motionless iii a non-motile layer of the cytoplasm in direct contact with the cell wall.i Desmids, Diatoms and Oscillaria show creeping movements probably due to the secretion of slime by the cells; the swarmspores and plasmodium of the Myxomycetes exhibit amoehoid movements; and the motile spores of Fungi and Algae, the spermatozoids of mosses, ferns, &c., move by means of delicate prolongations, cilia or flagella cf the protoplast.
Metamorphosis.It has already been pointed out that each kind of member of the body may present a variety of forms. For example, a stem may be a tree-trunk, or a twining stem, or a tendril, or a thorn, or a creeping rhizome, or a tuber; a leaf may be a green foliage-leaf, or a scale protecting a bud, or a tendril, or a pitcher, or a floral leaf, either sepal, petal, stamen or carpel (sporophyll); a root may be a fibrous root, or a swollen tap-root like that of the beet or the turnip. All these various forms are organs discharging some special function, and are examples of what Wolff called modification, and Goethe metamorphosis.
Age was now creeping on Torquemada, who, however, never would allow his misdirected zeal to rest.
2) (P. vulgare) is widely diffused in the British Isles, where it is found on walls, banks, trees, &c.; the creeping, densely-scaly rootstock bears deeply pinnately cut fronds, the fertile ones bearing on the back.
The peat is different in character from that of northern Europe: cellular plants enter but little into its composition, and it is formed almost entirely of the roots and stems of Empetrum rubrum, a variety of the common crowberry of the Scottish hills with red berries, called by the Falklanders the " diddle-dee " berry; of Myrtus nummularia, a little creeping myrtle whose leaves are used by the shepherds as a substitute for tea; of Caltha appendiculata, a dwarf species of marsh-marigold; and of some sedges and sedge-like plants, such as Astelia pumila, Gaimardia australis and Bostkovia grandif ora.
Normal Taenioglossa of creeping habit.
The leaves and flower-scapes spring from an underground creeping stem.
(Cacoecia gallicolens), of the family Drepanulidae, causes the stem of a creeping plant, on the pith of which it apparently subsists, to swell up into a fusiform gall.'
Henceforth the influence of Russia over Poland was steadily to increase, without any struggle at all, the Republic being already stricken with that creeping paralysis which ultimately left her a prey to her neighbours.
They now moved on again, creeping slowly up another steep incline.
As if Nature could support but one order of understandings, could not sustain birds as well as quadrupeds, flying as well as creeping things, and hush and whoa, which Bright can understand, were the best English.
Trophosome (only known in one genus), polyps with two tentacles forming a creeping colony; gonosome, free medusae with four, six or more radial canals, giving off one or more lateral branches which run to the margin of the umbrella, with the stomach produced into four, six or more lobes, upon which the gonads are developed; the mouth with four lips or with a folded margin; the tentacles simple, arranged evenly round the margin of the umbrella.
A remarkable wall-painting depicts a cat creeping over ivy-covered rocks and about to spring on a pheasant.
Burr.- p T 9 pl.y ped.g: reversal of the cleavage planes in sinistral as compared with dextral forms. The facts, however, strongly suggest that the original cause of the torsion was the weight of the exogastric shell and visceral hump, which in an animal creeping on its ventral surface necessarily fell over to one side.
In it the hairs are confined to the dorsal middle line and the creeping setae are hooked, of a finer structure than in Chaetosoma, and situated so far forward that the vagina opens amongst them.
Of the Old World; it has a short creeping rhizome, from which springs a slender, herbaceous or woody, often very much branched, erect or climbing stem, the ultimate branches of which are flattened or needle-like leaf-like structures (cladodes), the true leaves being reduced to scales or, in the climbers, forming short, hard more or less recurved spines.
The creeping or trailing type is a common one, as in the English bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), which has also a tendency to climb, and Calystegia Soldanella, the sea-bindweed, the long creeping stem of which forms a sandbinder on English seashores; a widespread and efficient tropical sand-binder is Ipomaea Pes-Caprae.
They are generally perennial herbs with a creeping underground stem and erect, unbranched, aerial stems, bearing slender Juncus effusus, common rush.
The underground stems are slender and creeping; their vertical roots enlarge and form turnip-shaped tubers.
- Part of the creeping stolon, with zooids, of Pedicellina belgica.
Calycinum (Rose of Sharon), a creeping plant with large almost solitary flowers 3 to 4 in.
In this case the electric charge exists at the point where the stem is attached, and there leakage by creeping takes place.
Palustris, is a perennial plant growing to a height of 6 to 18 in., with rootstock creeping, stem clothed with lax spreading hairs, leaves light green, and somewhat shining, buds pink, becoming blue as they expand, and corolla rotate, broad, with retuse lobes and bright blue with a yellow centre.
Many species spread by means of a creeping much-branched rootstock, or as in house-leek, by runners which perish after producing a terminal leaf-rosette.
Humboldti, are remarkable for being somewhat intermediate between a bulb and a creeping rhizome.
She turned to see the hall in disarray, a mist darker than night slowly creeping through the crowd.
She gasped as the mist swallowed his body and paused at Dusty's, creeping up his boot without harming him.
"Are you okay?" she asked, creeping forward.
"Are you gonna do something about the Other creeping up on us?" she asked, catching sight of the small creature.
Indeed Mechnikov, to whom we owe much of our knowledge of these forms, calls them "creeping Nematoda."
The stems are columnar or elongated, some of the latter creeping on the ground or climbing up the trunks of trees, rooting as they grow.
Darkness was creeping from the edges of his mind.