creeping


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a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

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It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.
Now sweep away this creeping night, and bring the light and cheer again, that all the world may bless thee.
I have made a little sketch of it here; [Figure 6] that thing creeping up the side is not a bug, it is a hole.
Tom he made a sign to me -- kind of a little noise with his mouth -- and we went creeping away on our hands and knees.
He felt a chilly streak creeping down his back, but said as carelessly as he could:
and the crash of an empty bottle against the back of his aunt's woodshed brought him wide awake, and a single minute later he was dressed and out of the win- dow and creeping along the roof of the "ell" on all fours.
Still aunt Jane's patience held good, and some small measure of skill was creeping into Rebecca's fingers, fingers that held pencil, paint brush, and pen so cleverly and were so clumsy with the dainty little needle.
Jumping over forms, and creeping under tables, I made my way to one of the fire-places; there, kneeling by the high wire fender, I found Burns, absorbed, silent, abstracted from all round her by the companionship of a book, which she read by the dim glare of the embers.
I did detect a figure creeping along the inner fence of the park; but it was not my young mistress: on its emerging into the light, I recognised one of the grooms.
Perhaps the leaves are beginning to break out and uncurl--and perhaps--the gray is changing and a green gauze veil is creeping--and creeping over--everything.
Looking back presently, I could see, through the crowded stems, that from my heap of sticks the blaze had spread to some bushes adjacent, and a curved line of fire was creeping up the grass of the hill.
Then I heard the slow, deliberate sound creeping towards me again.
Suddenly the door opened, and a woman as old as the hills, who supported herself on crutches, came creeping out.
And now, as the two stood frozen in terror, I saw the author of that fearsome sound creeping stealthily into view.
With an occasional regal glance to right or left he moved along a narrow game trail until at a turn he came to a sudden stop at what lay revealed before him--Sheeta, the panther, creeping stealthily upon the almost naked body of a Tarmangani lying face down in the deep dust of the pathway.