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 for telegraph creepers
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Creeper \Creep"er\ (kr[=e]p"[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.
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              Standing waters are most unwholesome, . . . full of
              mites, creepers; slimy, muddy, unclean. --Burton.
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     2. (Bot.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to
        the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper
        (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).
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     3. (Zool.) 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.
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     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.
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     5. pl. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables
        one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often telegraph
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     6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.
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     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.
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     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.
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     9. pl. (Arch.) Crockets. See Crocket.
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