(kr"p'l), n. [See Cripple.] 1. A creeping creature; a reptile. [Obs.]
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There is one creeping beast, or long creeple (as the name is in Devonshire), that hath a rattle at his tail that doth discover his age.
Morton (1632).
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2. One who is lame; a cripple. [Obs.]
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Thou knowest how lame a creeple this world is.
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