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creeple

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

creeple (plural creeples)

  1. Obsolete form of cripple.
    Thou knowest how lame a creeple this world is. — Donne.
  2. (obsolete, UK, dialect) A creeping creature; a reptile.
    There is one creeping beast, or long creeple (as the name is in Devonshire), that hath a rattle at his tail that doth discover his age. — Morton (1632).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.