American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal One, such as a spider, insect, or worm, that crawls.
- n. Informal A sensation of fear, repugnance, or nervous agitation.
- n. Any small crawling animal such as a spider, insect or worm.
- n. Australia, informal an automated suction pool cleaner.
- n. an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
- adj. causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
- From Kreepy Krauly, brand name, from Etymology 1 (Wiktionary)
“The epic "Little People Black City" cycled through 10 minutes of mood swings - from lush synthesizer-driven romance, to skeletal machine-funk - but at its emotional crest, the audience swaying along, Dear's desires got kind of creepy-crawly.”
“It came in a steady flood from Fang to me and, through me, to all the creepy-crawly things I could hurl at the ground and at the concrete, at the brick, and at the stone.”
“Cut me a little slack, however, as the setting for this novel is set almost entirely withing the confines of a condemned hotel along the Jersey shore, with enough creepy-crawly critters stirring within it's walls to put you on edge.”
“From New York to Los Angeles, the little, nighttime, creepy-crawly bloodsuckers have been moving beyond household digs, spreading their wings so to speak, as they are wingless, flightless critters to hotels, movie theaters, offices, department stores.”
“Check it out, but beware, some of it is a very tiny bit creepy-crawly, for those of you with delicate stomachs.”
“From the mighty to the minuscule, the cute and cuddly to the creepy-crawly, amazing adventures await budding young explorers with the Smithsonian Networks Kids Pack, available on DVD today from Infinity Entertainment Group.”
“A handful of soil contains tens of billions of creepy-crawly microorganisms.”
“Some people found it creepy-crawly, and others were fascinated," Bleiman said.”
“It was the gnawing in his gut that gave it away, that creepy-crawly upset in the pre-dawn darkness.”
“Could I sneak into the Gehennas theater before tonights first show, avoid Madrigal and his creepy-crawly assistants, and do something about Margie?”
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Grateful credit to pterodactyl and http://reocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9783/phond1.html.
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Words for bugs 'n things. Mostly because I like the list name.
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