1) A small iron ‘dog’, placed on the hearth between the andirons, often in pairs (OED).

1559 Item one creper with other yron geare, South Cave

1565 j olde brandrethe ... j iron creper, Copgrave

1620 2 croukes a paire of creepers, South Cave.

dates 1559 1565 1620

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