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Creepy-crawly   /krˈipi-krˈɔli/   Listen

An animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects).

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"Creepy-crawly" Quotes from Famous Books

... with us; or like relations—perpetually on the doorstep on washing day. Perhaps one ought to live as if one were not aware of them. To have your eyes fixed steadfastly on some "star" makes you oblivious, as it were, to the creepy-crawly things which are creepy-crawling up your leg. The unfortunate thing, however, is, that there seem so few stars on which to fix your gaze. If you are born beautiful, or born lucky—you have no use ...
— Over the Fireside with Silent Friends • Richard King

Words linked to "Creepy-crawly" :   animal, alarming, brute, fauna, creature, animate being, beast

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