Creepie

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Creepie A low stool. "I . . . seated her upon a little crock ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n creepie A low stool; a cricket. Also called creeper, creepie-stool, and creepie-chair, and in Scotland sometimes denoting the stool of repentance.
    • n creepie A small speckled fowl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Creepie a low stool, the old Scotch stool of repentance
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Quotations

  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “We're sleeping and there's a bunch of creepy old dudes molesting us.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. creópan; Dut. kruipen.

Usage

In literature:

Now we'll try to forget them, and go back out of this creepy place to the fire again.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
I felt creepy myself.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
It makes me feel quite creepy.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
The place grew creepy with its past.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Ginger does things, brother, that sometimes makes my flesh creepy.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
He always made me feel creepy; didn't he you?
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
The screen at the far end is rather shuddery, not to say creepy, to those of nervous temperament.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
Being sensitive to the creepy and the sinister, Claude was glad when he had reached the road.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
Motionless, feeling slightly creepy, concealed under the roof corner, he waited.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
But for those who waited outside as Vengeance enthroned, expectation began to take on a creepy quality.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
There was something creepy about that bush.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
And "hanging in chains" somehow had an awfully creepy sound.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
Guentz fled from her presence; he said she made him feel creepy.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
It was a very creepy suggestion of what that shell might have done to one of us.
"From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" by William Meade Dame
Besides, it's awfully dark and creepy here.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
Do make it a creepy one, Aunt Abigail.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
There was a creepy suggestiveness about it all that made him feel more than uncomfortable.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
Yet, here in the still ghostly midnight hour alone, the affair began to grow dashed creepy.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
Now, thus brought by chance to its very base, he looked up at it with a cold, creepy sensation of shuddering awe.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
Creepy things to have around, I think.
"The Medici Boots" by Pearl Norton Swet
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In poetry:

She drew a creepie to her side,
An' dichtit aye her een:—
O, Leezie, lass, I'se tell ye a',
My truest, dearest frien'.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
"Gude bless the bairns," my grannie said,
Syne, turnin' frae her spinning wheel,
She drew her creepie near the fire—
"I ken, gudeman, ye lo'e them weel.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
The Beaver brought paper,portfolio, pens,
And ink in unfailing supplies:
While strange creepy creatures came out of their dens,
And watched them with wondering eyes.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
And so the Summer faded out, and Autumn wore away,
And a keener Winter never fetched around Thanksgivin'-Day!
The night before that day of thanks I'll never quite fergit,
The wind a-howlin' round the house--it makes me creepy yit!
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

'Frankenweenie' is Tim Burton's creepy-fun exploration of macabre sentimentality , monster-flick nostalgia.
Something pretty creepy has been happening to conservative women lately.
Imagine a hoard of Orcs who just got their asses handed to them by a bunch of Elves, Humans, and creepy glowing green skeletons.
Creepy skin disease is all in patients' heads, study says.
Hilarious Skittles ad goes from a cute kitty to creepy in seconds.
An intriguing subject — the corrupt, creepy process that procures Siberian teenage models for Japanese fashion spreads — leads to this award-worthy piece of documentary journalism.
He says creepy and evil like those are bad things.
"Martha Marcy May Marlene" supremely creepy without screams, splatter .
White gave neighbors 'creepy vibe'.
If you liked the trailer for Park Chan-wook's ' Stoker ,' you're really going to be into the international version, which turns the tables and makes Mia Wasikowska's character just a bit more creepy than she was the first time around.
Horror-thriller ' Stoker ' has Nicole Kidman in a creepy love triangle (video): Movie trailer.
The new horror-thriller " Stoker " stars Nicole Kidman in a creepy love triangle with Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode.
In case you were wondering what it feels like to be part of a family that's "creepy and … kooky, mysterious and spooky," Patrick D Kennedy likes it a lot, thank you very much.
"Martha Marcy May Marlene" supremely creepy without screams, splatter.
Her Fearful Symmetry ' by Audrey Niffenegger casts a creepy spell Niffenegger.
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