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Meaning of CREEPLE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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