The old boat creeps over the water no faster than a snail.
- " Creeps " in Coal-Mines.
Some ferns have a longer or shorter erect stem often clothed by the persistent bases of the leaves; in others the stem creeps on the surface of the substratum or is subterranean.
God can dumbness keep While Sin creeps grinning through His house of Time.
Sometimes he gave her the creeps, and she suspected he was sharper than he let on.
Thanks. Those things give me the creeps.
A moral paralysis creeps over us " (Natural Religion, Postscript).
8, D) capable of living freely in water for at least a week (Bothriocephalus), which then, if eaten by a stickleback, throws off its ciliated envelope, and creeps by the aid of the hooks through the intestinal wall into the body-cavity of the fish.
This place gives me the creeps.
" Sits " are the reverse of creeps; in the one case the pavement is forced up, and in the other the roof is forced or falls down, for want of proper support or tenacity in itself.
In the former case the larva creeps along the tadpole until it reaches the branchial opening into which it darts, fixes its sucker, and then throws off its cilia.
This crushing may take place either from above or below, producing what are known as " creeps " or " sits."
Nevertheless, the krait is probably the most destructive snake to human life in India, since it is very common and often creeps into the houses.
Her soulful gaze and gentle words gave him the creeps.
Jenn snorted, wondering how she explained there was only one vamp in an entire organization of inhuman blood suckers that gave her the creeps.
This place always gave her the creeps.
In Tubularia, on the other hand, the parenchymula develops into an actinula within the maternal tissues, and is then set free, creeps about for a time, and after fixing itself, changes into a polyp; hence in this case the planula-stage, as a free larva, is entirely suppressed.
The climate is so dry, and the rains are so scarce, that an absence of forests and Alpine meadows is characteristic of the ridge; but when heavy rain falls simultaneously with the melting of the snows in the mountains, the watercourses become filled with furious torrents, which create great havoc. The main glaciers (12) are on the north slope, but none creeps below io,000 to 12,000 ft.
It therefore creeps up the side of the glass dragging the strong wine after it, and this goes on till the quantity of fluid dragged up collects into a drop and runs down the side of the glass.
The nuts which are infested by this insect are usually the first to fall to the ground; the larva then bores a round hole through the nut shell, by means of its jaws, and creeps out.
combined with the lack of oxygen, creates a sort of insidious cold that creeps up on you.
heave strongly and Vahesian's arm creeps slightly downward!
He gets so miserable, that he creeps away.
pitch darkness -- creeps through.
My flesh creeps, and my body all does quake, When I think on't, I cannot sleep in peace!
The remnants of architecture achieve a melancholy reverie as ivy creeps up a lonely column.
One of the most troublesome pests of the interior is a minute degenerate spider of the genus Ixodes, called carrapato, or bush-tick, which breeds on the ground and then creeps up the grass blades and bushes where it waits for some passing man or beast.
Sage-hens, grouse and small birds the coyote hunts successfully alone, quartering over the ground like a trained pointer until he succeeds in locating his bird, when he drops flat in the grass and creeps forward like a cat until close enough for the final spring."
My flesh creeps, and my body all does quake, When I think o n't, I cannot sleep in peace !
Yet, every year, it creeps up on people who find themselves in the checkout line at midnight on the eve of the holiday picking up whatever is left over to get for that person you forgot.
Keep in mind that this schedule is not set in stone, so if you find something unexpected creeps into your day don't panic.
You never know what kind of creeps are lurking about when it comes to websites geared toward kids.
When the party in question includes a celebrity or two (or more) and the order creeps up into the hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars, it's certainly anticipated that the tip will be commensurate.
This trunk never rises, but creeps along the ground, its underground rhizomes freely giving off young plants in rich open soils.
Be sure to also check out their versions of Man in the Box and Head Creeps.
Every so often there creeps into the news a story about a family who was supposedly homeschooling but sadly, the child being homeschooled was abused.
It is gritty and itchy and creeps into uncomfortable places.
In fact, keep a laundry basket near the door to your home office so that house stuff that creeps in (toys, blankets, books and other items) can be set inside the basket for redistribution later.
In some cases, the weight does come off quite rapidly, but unfortunately, it creeps right back on.
Once you start to know your enemy, understanding creeps in.
After several moults the rudiments of two pairs of wings appear, and then the insect creeps up to the surface of the earth, and on to the vine.
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