Creep

Creep

, n. 1. The act or process of creeping.
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2. A distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects.
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A creep of undefinable horror.
Blackwood's Mag.
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Out of the stillness, with gathering creep,
Like rising wind in leaves.
Lowell.
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3. (Mining) A slow rising of the floor of a gallery, occasioned by the pressure of incumbent strata upon the pillars or sides; a gradual movement of mining ground.
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