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

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It must be very humiliating to be caught creeping by daylight!
I have watched her sometimes away off in the open country, creeping as fast as a cloud shadow in a high wind.
I don't like to LOOK out of the windows even--there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast.
I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder.
Abstract: Creep corrosion is the corrosion of copper metallization and the creeping of the copper corrosion products across the PCB surface to the extent they may electrically short-circuit neighboring features.
The fears of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) of a 'creeping dictatorship' under the Duterte administration amid moves to amend the 1987 Constitution was 'a far-fetched idea,' Malacanang said on Thursday.
Cath retires permanently to the attic and warns Silla of the "Creeping Man" who will come to get them.
Al-Youm newspaper commented on terrorism in Europe, reminding that late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz warned of the creeping of terrorism phenomenon into the European continent and all over the world and demanded that the entire international community to unite its efforts to contain this terrorist octopus creeping into every a place of the world.
An anti-creep device eliminates this "creeping" of the retainer, so the slide way can be used in any mounting direction and with lower momentum motors such as linear motors.
The standard addresses the ratio [R.sub.C] of creep between PU and EPI adhesives' bonds versus the minimally creeping bond lines of matched specimens glued with a reference PRF adhesive.
'What is this creeping weed in my lawn with small blue flowers and small round leaves?
In this study, to ensure a very good description of observed behavior of frozen silt within the range of the first two stages of creeping, the creep model is adopted by adding a Kelvin body into Nishihara's model in series (Figure 5).
Unfortunately, many bowhunters have struggled with a "creeping" problem for years without ever realizing it I'm talking about trigger creep on our release aids.
During the summer months, creeping bentgrass on golf courses loses out to other species and is often attacked by fungus.