creek creek  /ˈkrik/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
  2. (n) any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

Usage(s):

  1. Topsoil was sliding across the denuded ground, and the creek had turned brown.
  2. Near Pikes Peak was a creek with banks so steep that cattlemen named it Cripple Creek.
  3. In the creek, the search team found what it had been looking forsome 250 skulls and piles of bones.

News

  1. Oak Creek plans ceremony for Murphy's retirement

    The Oak Creek police department plans a ceremony for the retirement of an officer seriously wounded while responding to the fatal rampage at the Sikh temple last year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay

  2. Oak Creek plans ceremony for Lt. Murphy's retirement

    The Oak Creek police department plans a ceremony for the retirement of an officer seriously wounded while responding to the fatal rampage at the Sikh temple last year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

  3. Oak Creek police plans ceremony for retirement of officer shot at Sikh temple rampage

    OAK CREEK, Wis. — The Oak Creek police department plans a ceremony for the retirement of an officer seriously wounded while responding to the fatal rampage at the Sikh temple last year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Ironically enough, on 13, it was the perfect club, a 4-iron," Woods said. "I had to hit a 5-iron as hard as I could over that creek and hook it back, which is not exactly the shot you want to hit there." "But looking back over the...
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Tiger Wood Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "I've spoken to (Premier Brad Wall) and he's assured me this will be dealt with just like Maple Creek," Atchison said at a special council meeting Friday morning where members passed a resolution to seek assistance so people can claim losses...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Don Atchison Source: Global Edmonton

  3. The cleanup "sets a good example for if somebody muddies up a creek," Armstrong said. "Here's how you fix it."
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Forbes

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