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creeping

Moving slowly, and close to the surface. In pediatrics, dragging oneself along the floor, a form of locomotion that precedes crawling.
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In a pastoral statement on Monday, the CBCP expressed opposition over plans to amend the 1987 Constitution, citing fears of a creeping dictatorship and a lack of transparency.
It is a vigorous plant that grows in sun or shade, likes moist soil but survives in dry ground, spreads by creeping stems that roots at every node (leaf joint) and produces quantities of seeds from its lavender-purple flowers.
What we risk is "a creeping sense of irrelevance" in their eyes.
where [f.sub.2] > [f.sub.1], M is the mean ratio of the actual strain of the most creeping phase in the test specimen and of the measured strain (see below).
Sugar does not cause diabetes; while your blood sugar levels may be creeping up, drinking juice is not likely the cause.
EDITOR'S NOTE: As you point out, creeping fig (Ficus pumila) can be hard to control.
We have previously investigated the potential for interspecific hybridization between creeping bentgrass and related Agrostis species under both open-pollinated field conditions (Belanger et al., 2003a) and controlled crosses performed under greenhouse conditions (Belanger et al., 2003b).
Now, however, mortgage lenders are beginning to realize that mold's negative effect on their business is creeping into their bottom line.
Using the self-similarity method, indentation of a power law creeping solid was studied by Hill (15), Bow er et al.
Sounds like you have a nasty case of "creeping crud," otherwise known as athlete's foot.
"In comparison with HFC-14lb, HCF-245fa formulated to the same density offers finer cell structure less pinholing, and less creeping HFC-245fa foam has higher compressive strength (60 psi at pcf density).
In late August, those from the Americas met in Vancouver to take up the question, "Are we experiencing 'creeping socialism?'" In 1947, socialism's growth was obvious.