creeple

Creeple

Cree"ple\ (kr[=e]"p'l), n. [See Cripple.]

1. A creeping creature; a reptile. [Obs.]

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).

2. One who is lame; a cripple. [Obs.]

Thou knowest how lame a creeple this world is. --Donne.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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