tree creeper
Creeper Creep"er (kr[=e]p"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing. [1913 Webster]

Standing waters are most unwholesome, . . . full of mites, creepers; slimy, muddy, unclean. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia). [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A small bird of the genus {Certhia}, allied to the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is {Certhia familiaris}, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits America; -- called also {tree creeper} and {creeptree}. The American black and white creeper is {Mniotilta varia}. [1913 Webster]

4. A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe to prevent one from slipping. [1913 Webster]

5. pl. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often {telegraph creepers}. [1913 Webster]

6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons. [1913 Webster]

7. pl. An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and bringing up what may lie there. [1913 Webster]

8. Any device for causing material to move steadily from one part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen. [1913 Webster]

9. pl. (Arch.) Crockets. See {Crocket}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tree creeper — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree creeper — noun 1. any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet • Syn: ↑creeper • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Hyponyms: ↑brown creeper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree creeper. — See under creeper (def. 6). [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • tree creeper. — See under creeper (def. 6). [1805 15] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Bar-tailed Tree-creeper — Taxobox name = Bar tailed Tree creeper image caption = in Kullu Manali Distt. of Himachal Pradesh, India status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Certhiidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Rusty-flanked Tree-creeper — Taxobox name = Rusty flanked Tree creeper status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Certhiidae genus = Certhia species = C. nipalensis binomial = Certhia nipalensis… …   Wikipedia

  • Brown-throated Tree-creeper — Taxobox name = Brown throated Tree creeper status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Certhiidae genus = Certhia species = C. discolor binomial = Certhia discolor… …   Wikipedia

  • Papuan tree creeper — papuasinis netikrasis liputis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Climacteris placens; Cormobates placens angl. Papuan tree creeper vok. Papuabaumrutscher, m rus. папуанская ложнопищуха, f pranc. échelet papou, m ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Tree — (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree, oak, do ry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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