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Beck and Creek Definitions

Beck

A small brook; a creek.

Creek

A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northwest Florida and now located in central Oklahoma and southern Alabama. The Creek were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s.

Beck

A gesture of beckoning or summons.

Creek

The Muskogean language of the Creek.

Beck

A stream or small river.
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Creek

A Native American confederacy made up of the Creek and various smaller southeast tribes.

Beck

A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.

Creek

A member of this confederacy. In all senses also called Muskogee1.

Beck

A vat.

Creek

A small stream, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river. Also called regionally branch, brook1, kill2, run.
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Beck

Obsolete form of beak

Creek

A channel or stream running through a salt marsh
Tidal creeks teeming with shore wildlife.

Beck

(archaic) To nod or motion with the head.

Creek

Chiefly British A small inlet in a shoreline, extending farther inland than a cove.

Beck

See Beak.
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Creek

(British) A small inlet or bay, often saltwater, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.

Beck

A small brook.
The brooks, the becks, the rills.

Creek

A stream of water (often freshwater) smaller than a river and larger than a brook; in Australia, also used of river-sized bodies of water.

Beck

A vat. See Back.

Creek

Any turn or winding.

Beck

A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.
They have troops of soldiers at their beck.

Creek

A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore.
They discovered a certain creek, with a shore.

Beck

To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.

Creek

A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks.

Beck

To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.
When gold and silver becks me to come on.

Creek

Any turn or winding.
The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.

Beck

A beckoning gesture

Creek

A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river);
The creek dried up every summer

Creek

Any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

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