creep


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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 believe I'll creep down and start things for a surprise.
Perhaps they are falling still, perhaps they creep about their desolate kraals in the skins of snakes.
Now listen," said Polynesia, "to-night, as soon as it gets dark, I am going to creep through the bars of that window and fly over to the palace.
yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep -- while I weep
At this hint, Scragga, looking more evil than ever, advanced a step and lifted his great spear, and at that moment I saw Good's hand creep to his revolver.
For a while the man and woman busied themselves only with keeping out of the way of the two creatures, but finally I saw them separate and each creep stealthily toward one of the combatants.
Sometimes he was compelled to leave the trail and creep and climb through the jungle so as to approach the man-traps from behind; and on one occasion, in spite of his precaution, a spring-bow was discharged, the flying arrow barely clipping the shoulder of one of the waiting Poonga-Poonga boys.
And he who was wont to creep away in dumb shame, fearing the laughter of his fellows, sang now with such beauty and sweetness that they were all of one mind, saying that the Lord Himself had, of His heavenly grace, given to Caedmon this new power.
Heartily, verily, even when I CREEP into bed--: there, still laugheth and wantoneth my hidden happiness; even my deceptive dream laugheth.
Who is it," he asked, "that creeps upon Tarzan of the Apes, like a hungry lion out of the darkness?
Minute by minute the deathly cold creeps nearer and nearer to the lost men.