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creeple

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creeple (plural creeples)

  1. Obsolete form of cripple.
    • John Donne
      Thou knowest how lame a creeple this world is.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A creeping creature; a reptile.
    • 1632, Morton
      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.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for creeple in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)