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  • Grenade: The guys use this term for girls they consider less than attractive when "creepin '" at the club.

    From GTL to grenades: A 'Jersey Shore' glossary

  • I hev plenty o 'time fur thinkin' while we're scootin ''cross the level country an' creepin 'up steep grades, an' I've worked it out to my own satisfaction that somethin 'else I've got to be thankful fur, is that my way in life's been marked down so plain.

    The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories

  • But your sharp eyes'll be a sight o 'use wi' creepin 'things.

    Lying Prophets

  • 'The brook she'd crep' up an 'up on us, an' she kep 'creepin' upon us till we was workin 'knee-deep in the shallers, cuttin' an 'pookin' an 'pullin' what we could get to o 'the rubbish.

    A Diversity of Creatures

  • Yo 'creepin' behind a mon as cares no more for yo 'than he does fur th' dirt at his feet, an 'as laughs, ten to one, to know as yo're ready to be picked up or thrown down at his pleasure!

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • I hae hard o 'creepin' things 'at veesits fowk' at 's no weel -- an 'Bawby was, an' is, ane sic like!

    Malcolm

  • Among the branches o 'this submarine forest, or grove, small lobsters, an' shrimps, an 'other sorts o' shell-fish, were doin 'dooty as birds -- hoppin' from one branch to another, an 'creepin' about in all directions.

    Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters

  • An 'creepin' grad'lly close tu, ez quiet ez a mink,

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • Minus 2 for the overuse of "creepin '" this week, and Minus 2 more for the obvious attempt to rile Sammi up.

    The Hollywood Gossip

  • -- lettin 'on to be lookin' for somethin 'creepin' in the grass.

    Strangers at Lisconnel

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