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A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.  Synonyms: ass-kisser, lackey, sycophant, toady.
A person who crawls or creeps along the ground.  Synonym: creeper.
Terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers.  Synonyms: angleworm, dew worm, earthworm, fishing worm, fishworm, nightcrawler, nightwalker, red worm, wiggler.

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"Crawler" Quotes from Famous Books

... come with me that I may satisfy myself how you have disposed of the children, for in these matters you are just such a crawler as that vagrum there, ...
— Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Rip van - Winkle • Charles Burke

... become again the wild man of the woods that Nature made me. M woods, somewhere in New England, divest myself of my clothes—except only my union suit—crawl into the woods, stay there a month and then crawl out again. To a trained woodsman and crawler like myself the thing was simplicity itself. For food I knew that I could rely on berries, roots, shoots, mosses, mushrooms, fungi, bungi—in fact the whole of Nature's ample storehouse; for my drink, the running brook and the quiet ...
— Frenzied Fiction • Stephen Leacock

... and curious departures from the accepted laws governing these species of tubercles, but that in his opinion Nature's fondness for dabbling in the erratic was most notably exhibited in that curious combination of bird, fish, amphibian, burrower, crawler, quadruped, and Christian called the Ornithorhynchus—grotesquest of animals, king of the animalculae of the world for versatility of ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... getting into a canoe, paddled away. Thereupon Captain Hendry, Mr. Sam Chard, and the white traders became very insulting to Mr. Carr, who, although he was so ill, kept his temper, until Mr. Chard called him a "missionary crawler." This expression made Mr. Carr lose control of himself, and he used very strong language to Captain Hendry and the supercargo upon the gross impropriety of their conduct. He certainly used expressions ...
— Tessa - 1901 • Louis Becke

... auriferous rocks of North Wales, after a brief holiday spent in agitating for women's suffrage, she had been struck by the possibility of these reefs cropping up again under the water. She had set herself to verify this supposition by the use of the submarine crawler invented by Doctor Alberto Cassini. By a happy mingling of reasoning and intuition peculiar to her sex she found gold at her first descent, and emerged after three hours' submersion with about two hundredweight ...
— The War in the Air • Herbert George Wells

Words linked to "Crawler" :   apple polisher, oligochaete, oligochaete worm, goody-goody, crawl, class Oligochaeta, fawner, soul, individual, truckler, adulator, mortal, groveler, somebody, Oligochaeta, groveller, someone, bootlicker, flatterer, person

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