Creeping Sentence Examples

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  • Brady was creeping forward.

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  • Nobody following you or creeping around?

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  • She joined him, warmth creeping up her face at the thought of their night.

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  • Darkness was creeping from the edges of his mind.

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  • The sound of someone creeping through the brush made him pause in his descent to listen.

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  • Yet the sensation of fire creeping through her remained.

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  • Jade shook his head, feeling as if madness born of desperation were creeping into his mind with the pain.

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  • The funny thing is, they're creeping up to the wrong food bowl.

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  • She sensed the others creeping forward and ducked, escaping a second hand.

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  • 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.

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  • As his grip on her relaxed, she stepped away from him, a flush creeping up her neck.

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  • She met his gaze at last, a red flush creeping across her face.

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  • She shuddered, despair creeping through her again.

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  • She pushed herself away from him as he took another step towards her, a newfound horror creeping through her.

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  • I have spent several long minutes creeping about in silence.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The ventral surface forms a flat creeping "foot," and between mantle and foot is a pallial groove in which there is on each side a series of gills.

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  • It has a fleshy rootstock, creeping beneath the surface of the soil and sending up luxuriant tufts of narrow, swordshaped leaves, from 4 to 8 ft.

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  • The plants have a creeping stem, on the upper face of which is borne a row of leaves.

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  • The leaves form a radical rosette as in Primula (primrose, cowslip, &c.), or there is a well-developed aerial stem which is erect, as in species of Lysimachia, or creeping, as in Lysimachia Nummularia (creeping jenny or money-wort).

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  • Moreover, a recension could not be reproduced without new errors soon creeping in.

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  • The plant is a herbaceous perennial with a long, branched root-stock creeping through the mud, about 3/4 inch thick, with short joints and large brownish leaf-scars.

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  • All winged creeping things that have four feet were equally abominable.

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  • Swimming is perhaps the commonest mode of locomotion, but numerous forms have taken to creeping or walking, and the robber-crab (Birgus latro) of the Indo-Pacific islands even climbs palm-trees.

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  • In these primeval forests the vegetation is excessively rank; passage has to be forced through thick underwood and creeping plants, between giant trees, whose foliage shuts out the sun's rays; and the land teems with animal and insect life of every form and colour.

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  • Lygeum Spartum, with a creeping stem and stiff rushlike leaves, is common on rocky soil on the high plains bordering the western Mediterranean, and is one of the sources of esparto.

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  • Ammophila arundinacea (or Psamma arenaria) (Marram grass) with its long creeping stems forms a useful sand-binder on the coasts of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic states of America.

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  • They are marshor water-plants with generally a stout stem (rhizome) creeping in the mud, radical leaves and a large, much branched inflorescence.

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  • Erect and creeping terrestrial plants and (From Strasburger's Lehrbuch der Botanik.) FIG.

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  • G, Portion of a mature plant showing the creeping habit, the adventitious roots and the specialized erect branches bearing the strobili or cones.

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  • The plants grow as a rule in marshy places, though some species of Marsilia are xerophytic. The creeping stem produces roots from the ventral surface and leaves from the dorsal surface; the leaves when young are circinately coiled.

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  • Halophila, Enhalus and Thalassia are submerged maritime plants found on tropical coasts, mainly in the Indian and Pacific oceans; Halophila has an elongated stem rooting at the nodes; Enhalus a short, thick rhizome, clothed with black threads resembling horse-hair, the persistent hard-bast strands of the leaves; Thalassia has a creeping rooting stem with upright branches bearing crowded strap-shaped leaves in two rows.

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  • As a term of disparagement and contempt the word is also used of persons, from the idea of wriggling or creeping on the ground, partly, too, perhaps, with a reminiscence of Genesis iii.

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  • They carry the head and neck low and the hind-quarters high, their action in running being peculiar and not elegant, somewhat resembling the pace of a sheep. Though with no power of sustained speed or extensive leaping, they are remarkable fOr flexibility of body and facility of creeping through tangled underwood.

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  • The introduction of carriages and the invention of gunpowder thus opened out a new industry in breeding; and a decided change was gradually creeping on by the time that James I.

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  • It has been maintained by some palaeobotanists that the aerial stems of Sigillaria arose as buds on a creeping rhizome, but the evidence for this conclusion is as yet unconvincing.

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  • I asked, fear creeping in like a cat on the prowl.

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  • He'd caught himself creeping closer and closer to breaking Immortal Codes.

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  • Something was creeping along the ground — stocking, probably.

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  • It has been reported that growing alfalfa with regular mowing can eliminate creeping thistle.

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  • There is an air of excited anticipation in the air so tangible you can feel it creeping along your skin.

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  • They advanced behind a creeping barrage - a curtain of falling shells which crept forward just ahead of them.

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  • However, some black bindweed is creeping into the picture.

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  • This reserve is noted for its creeping willow while other trees include purging buckthorn, birch and crab apple.

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  • Deep plowing may kill plants buried below 15 cm but creeping buttercup can survive shallow burial.

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  • Although it is usually avoided by stock creeping buttercup is more palatable than the other buttercups and may be grazed.

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  • Here we found meadow and bloody cranesbill, creeping jenny and rock stonecrop, as well as hoary plantain in flower.

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  • His feet, so soft, his shoes are made of leaves, silently creeping through the forest.

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  • The stand's lower crossbar even prevents the pedal from " creeping " forward in performance.

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  • Contains 70% amenity ryegrass and 30% creeping red fescue.

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  • Regardless of actual party politics, it is the creeping erosion of norms which scares the hell out of me.

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  • So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

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  • Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis var. japonica) - creeping rhizomes spread through flowerbeds, they can penetrate cracks in paving and walls.

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  • Controlling invasive plants Some creeping rock plants, such as creeping jenny, become invasive by the middle of the summer.

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  • This creeping juniper is an excellent ground cover plant for a well-drained shrub or mixed border.

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  • Species include serrated wintergreen Orthilia secunda and creeping lady's-tresses Goodyera repens.

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  • It took the form of a strange gray mist creeping across the room from the main entrance.

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  • Creeping out of the room dressed only in her long white cotton nightgown, she makes her way down the stairs.

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  • Improbable and the National Theater of Scotland present A musical Pandemonium There are sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises coming from inside the walls.

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  • Unlike with creeping thistle, the feathery pappus is attached firmly to the seed.

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  • Then a creeping paralysis seemed to grip the company.

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  • Ginger, which is used in a vast array of sweet and savory dishes around the world, is a tender, creeping perennial.

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  • There is usually considerable persistence of creeping buttercup seed in soil under grassland.

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  • It grows up to 35 cm high, growing in stands from its creeping rhizome with leaves up to 50 cm long.

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  • Both are produced from creeping underground rhizomes which can go down about 1.5 meters.

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  • Tillage operations, the hoeing of root crops and the removal of the creeping rootstock will all help to reduce the weed.

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  • The Minister has powers under the Weeds Act 1959 to require an occupier of land to prevent the spread of creeping thistle.

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  • Rhizome A creeping underground stem, sometimes fleshy, that stores nutrients.

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  • Some have creeping stolons or stems just below the surface.

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  • Most bryophytes have erect or creeping stems and tiny leaves, but hornworts and some liverworts have only a flat thallus and no leaves.

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  • Download PDF file on the effect of mowing on creeping thistle.

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  • The specific method of pollen transfer from flower to flower in creeping ladies tresses is unknown.

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  • Performs Love Creeping Up On You with verve and gusto and a whole truckload of soul.

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  • The rarer varieties include the frog orchid, creeping willow, water aven, knotted pearlwort and lesser twayblade.

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  • If your boundaries are made of high fences they can be easily broken up with flower beds or creeping vines.

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  • The country in general is a fern paradise, and the iridescent creeping Selaginella (akin to Lycopodium) festoons the undergrowth by the wayside.

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  • The plants are mainly shrubs and trees; British representatives are Sambucus (elder), Viburnum (guelder-rose and wayfaring tree), Lonicera (honeysuckle) (see fig.); Adoxa (moschatel), a small herb with a creeping stem and small yellowish-green flowers, is occasionally found on damp hedge-banks; Linnaea, a slender creeping evergreen with a thread-like stem and pink bell-shaped flower, a northern plant, occurs in fir-forests and plantations in the north of England and Scotland.

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  • In the north, where the lichen-covered or ice-shaven rocks do not protrude, the ground is covered with a carpet of mosses, creeping dwarf willows, crow berries and similar plants, while the flowers most common are the andromeda, the yellow poppy, pedicularis, pyrola, &c. besides the flowering mosses; but in South Greenland there is something in the shape of bush, the dwarf birches even rising a few feet in very sheltered places, the willows may grow higher than a man, and the vegetation is less arctic and more abundant.

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  • Between these two extremes is every conceivable gradation, embracing aquatic and terrestrial herbs, creeping, erect or climbing in habit, shrubs and trees, and representing a much greater variety than is to be found in the other subdivision of seed-plants, the Gymnosperms.

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  • These are short segments of filaments consisting of a few cells which disengage themselves from the ambient jelly, if it be present, in virtue of a peculiar creeping movement which they possess at this stage.

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  • Burke speaks of "some significant, pompous, creeping, explanatory, ambiguous matter, in the true Chathamic style."

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  • 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.

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  • It was a lot of fun, says Phillips, a sly grin creeping onto his face.

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  • I saw a dark, creeping figure which crawled round the corner and squatted in front of the door.

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  • Creeping Thyme Alongside the path you will discover the charming, delicate and aromatic Thymes.

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  • Does the fog creeping up from the river bring vengeful ghosts seeking to settle an old score?

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  • Creeping willow is found on dunes throughout the UK.

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  • Keep your windows well-draped and make sure that light isn't creeping through the door early in the morning.

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  • Now, the doubts are creeping in that your baby may not be getting all of the educational stimulation he or she really needs.

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  • While some BPA-free canned products are slowly creeping onto the market, the vast majority still contains BPA.

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  • Ginger is a creeping perennial that originated in the tropics.

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  • Weight has a funny way of creeping back up and can be stressful.

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  • Up to 102 degrees F is a normal temperature for dogs. when it starts creeping beyond that point you need to get to a vet.

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  • In introducing it where it is scarce, to transplant it successfully large sods containing the strong creeping roots must be dug up, and planted in light soil; if peaty, so much the better.

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  • Buckbean (Menyanthes) - M. trifoliata is a beautiful and fragrant native of Britain, found in shallow streams or pools, in very wet marshy ground, and in bogs; its strong creeping, rooting stems often floating in deeper water.

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  • A. genevensis is among the best, and is distinguished from the common native Bugle (A. reptans) by the absence of creeping shoots.

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  • Creeping Vervain (Zapania) - Z. nodiflora is a pretty, spreading trailer, with prostrate stems 2 or 3 feet in length, which late in summer bear small round heads of little purplish flowers.

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  • They may be conveniently divided into two classes-those with bulbous roots, which are now called Xiphions, and those (the greatest number) with creeping stems.

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  • Fruiting Duckweed (Nertera) - N. depressa is a pretty creeping and minute plant, thickly studded with tiny reddish-orange berries, and with minute round leaves which are suggestive of the Duckweed of our stagnant pools.

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  • Hemiphragma - H. heterophylla, is a dwarf trailing plant of the Figwort family, bearing inconspicuous flowers, succeeded by bright red berries about the size of small peas, on slender creeping stems.

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  • Z. lavandulaefolia (Zietenia) - Dwarf, creeping, half-shrubby perennial of a greyish hue, 6 to 12 inches high, with purple flowers in summer, borne in whorls, forming a spike about 6 inches long, with a slender downy stalk.

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  • L. alpina, a native of New Zealand, is dwarf, and produces from a creeping rhizome abundance of dark shining green fronds, 4 to 6 inches in height.

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  • There is a double variety of the smaller creeping C. radicans, about half the size of the common plant.

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  • Increase by division of the creeping root-stock, or seed sown in cold frames as soon as ripe.

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  • It is creeping, requires much space, and pegged down forms a dense mass which has a pretty effect in autumn.

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  • P. Chamaebuxus (Box-leaved Milkwort) is a little creeping shrub from the Alps of Austria and Switzerland, where it often remains quite tiny.

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  • D. octopetala, a creeping evergreen, forming dense tufts, with pretty white flowers.

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  • Creeping Forget-me-Not (Omphalodes Verna) - A pretty hardy plant, bearing in early spring handsome flowers of a deep clear blue with white throats.

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  • Pratia - P. angulata is a pretty plant for the rock garden, creeping over the soil like the Fruiting Duckweed; the flowers white, and like a dwarf Lobelia, numerous in autumn, giving place to violet-colored berries about the size of Peas.

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  • T. Wilcoxiana is a pretty little alpine plant of creeping habit, with rosy Aster-like flowers in May and June.

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  • Shamrock Pea (Parochetus) - P. communis is a beautiful little creeping perennial with Clover-like leaves, 2 to 3 inches high, bearing in spring Pea-shaped blossoms of a beautiful blue.

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  • J. humilis is a creeping tufted plant, about 6 inches high, bearing small heads of pretty blue flowers in July and August.

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  • Its foliage resembles a Mimulus, creeping along the ground, and it is a very interesting dwarf rock garden plant.

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  • A. gramineus has a slender creeping rhizome covered with numerous grass-like leaves, from 4 to 6 inches in length.

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  • Tanakea Radicans - A Japanese alpine of dwarf carpeting and creeping habit, this is a recent introduction from Japan.

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  • Trefoil (Trifolium) - Among the few garden varieties are some dwarf creeping kinds, the best being T. uniflorum from Syria, a neat trailing plant with pink and white flowers, borne singly, and studded profusely over the plant.

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  • An evergreen creeping shrub in the same family as Huckleberry and Foxberry.

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  • As a low creeping plant, it can cover a large open area with no need for mowing.

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  • Paths tend to meander rather than run in straight lines and are frequently made of brick, slate or flagstone, often planted with creeping thyme or other ground covers to create the mossy illusion of an older pathway.

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  • The most commonly grown phlox in winter is Phlox subulata or creeping phlox.

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  • With daily stress and pressures creeping up among all of us from time to time, it's great to find a company that believes in the power of positive thinking.

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  • Individuals with RLS will experience restless legs that feel uncomfortable, burning or creeping.

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  • This includes swimmer's itch and creeping eruption caused by cat or dog hookworm and ground itch caused by the true hookworm.

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  • Creeping eruption-Itchy, irregular, wandering red lines on the foot made by burrowing larvae of the hookworm family and some roundworms.

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  • Infants progress gradually from rolling (eight to 10 weeks) to creeping on their stomachs and dragging their legs behind them (six to nine months) to actual crawling (seven to 12 months).

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  • Crawling is a slow creeping mode of locomotion, consisting of forward motion with weight supported by the infant's hands (or forearms) and knees.

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  • For most babies, creeping, wriggling, or slithering forward on the stomach comes before crawling, typically by the age of seven months.

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  • In creeping the infant is prone, with the abdomen touching the floor, and the head and shoulders supported with the weight borne on the elbows.

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  • Crawling is a more advanced locomotion than creeping.

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  • Not all infants follow this pattern of hitching, creeping, and crawling.

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  • Sensations may include a feeling of crawling, itching, stretching, or creeping, usually in the legs.

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  • If you're worried about your child's education or the influences creeping in through their unsupervised peer interaction each school day, weigh the pros and cons of homeschooling.

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  • Since anything goes with free verse, getting started can be hard, and avoiding creeping into prose territory can be even harder.

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  • The sweeps stunts, often favored by rival General Hospital are gradually creeping into the storytelling on Y&R, yet it remains the highest rated daytime drama.

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  • Inches will be lost before you will notice the scale creeping downward.

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  • This is Europop from West Coast, USA, however, and so expect to hear a little bit of sunshine creeping into these tunes.

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  • She has survived by creeping through access tunnels too small for the monstrous aliens to follow her, and it is from her that they learn what happened.

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  • Even the pre-dawn glow creeping into the room failed to disturb him.

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  • She turned to see the hall in disarray, a mist darker than night slowly creeping through the crowd.

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  • Dean asked, picturing the Scout creeping along a Kansas Interstate.

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  • Something was creeping along the ground — stocking, probably.

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  • She returned her attention to the task at hand, warmth creeping up her face.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Age was now creeping on Torquemada, who, however, never would allow his misdirected zeal to rest.

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  • A remarkable wall-painting depicts a cat creeping over ivy-covered rocks and about to spring on a pheasant.

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  • Normal Taenioglossa of creeping habit.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • They are generally perennial herbs with a creeping underground stem and erect, unbranched, aerial stems, bearing slender Juncus effusus, common rush.

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  • The underground stems are slender and creeping; their vertical roots enlarge and form turnip-shaped tubers.

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  • In this case the electric charge exists at the point where the stem is attached, and there leakage by creeping takes place.

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  • 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.

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  • Humboldti, are remarkable for being somewhat intermediate between a bulb and a creeping rhizome.

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  • 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.

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  • In small flowers which are crowded at the same level or in flat flowers in which the stigmas and anthers project but little, slugs or snails creeping over their surface may transfer to the stigma the pollen which clings to the slimy foot.

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  • By various modifications of their valves and appendages the creatures have become adapted for swimming, creeping, burrowing, or climbing, some of them combining two or more of these activities, for which their structure seems at the first glance little adapted.

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  • The discovery of this significant looped arrangement of the morainic belts is the greatest advance in interpretation of glacial phenomena since the first suggestion of a glacial period; it is also the strongest proof that the ice here concerned was a continuous sheet of creeping land ice, and not a discontinuous series of floating icebergs, as had been supposed.

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  • In them the foot has a flat ventral surface used for creeping, as in Gastropods, the byssus gland is but slightly developed, the pleural ganglia are distinct, there is a relic of the pharyngeal cavity, in some forms with a pair of glandular sacs, the gonads retain their primitive connexion with the renal cavities, and the otocysts are open.

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  • It is the group of animals in which the act of creeping has first become habitual.

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  • Borchers also used an externally heated metal vessel as the cathode; it is provided with a supporting collar or flange a little below the top, so that the upper part of the vessel is exposed to the cooling influence of the air, in order that a crust of solidified salt may there be formed, and so prevent the creeping of the electrolyte over the top. The carbon anode passes through the cover of a porcelain cylinder, open at the bottom, and provided with a side-tube at the top to remove the chlorine formed during electrolysis.

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  • Secondly, there are so-called " subjective sensations," without any external object as stimulus, most commonly in vision, but also in touch, which is liable to formication, or the feeling of creeping in the skin, and to horripilation, or the feeling of bristling in the hair; yet, even in " subjective sensations," we perceive something sensible, which, however, must be within, and not outside, the organism.

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  • The mughus, creeping pine, or Krummholz of the Germans, is common in the Eastern Alps, and sometimes forms on the higher mountains a distinct zone above the level of its congeners.

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  • Root-stocks thick, creeping.

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  • P. Parthenium eximium, 2 ft., is a handsome double white form of ornamental character for the mixed border; P. uliginosum, 5 to 6 ft., has fine large, white, radiate flowers in October; P. Tchihatchewii, a close-growing, dense evergreen, creeping species, with long-stalked, white flower-heads, is adapted for covering slopes in lieu of turf, and for rockwork.

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  • Those with creeping rhizomes can be propagated by dividing these into well-rooted portions, and, if a number of crowns is formed, they can be divided at that season.

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  • Beware of the ghost in the night that comes a creeping with cat's-paw silence into your bedroom to steal you away!

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  • The magnification on the photographs of a creeping planula, a frustule, and these two polyps are all the same.

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  • They now moved on again, creeping slowly up another steep incline.

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  • Creeping around campgrounds at midnight didn't seem like a well thought out plan.

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  • She gasped as the mist swallowed his body and paused at Dusty's, creeping up his boot without harming him.

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  • His solid frame and heat were creeping into her senses, tugging at her resolve to resist.

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  • Indeed Mechnikov, to whom we owe much of our knowledge of these forms, calls them "creeping Nematoda."

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  • 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.

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