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

  Creeks \Creeks\ (kr[=e]ks), n. pl.; sing. Creek. (Ethnol.)
     A tribe or confederacy of North American Indians, including
     the Muskogees, Seminoles, Uchees, and other subordinate
     tribes. They formerly inhabited Georgia, Florida, and
     Alabama.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Creek \Creek\ (kr[=e]k), n. [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel.
     kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek.
     Cf. Crick, Crook.]
     1. 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.
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              Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore.
                                                    --Cowper.
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              They discovered a certain creek, with a shore.
                                                    --Acts xxvii.
                                                    39.
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     2. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a
        brook.
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              Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     3. Any turn or winding.
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              The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.
                                                    --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  creek
      n 1: a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a
           tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
           [syn: brook, creek]
      2: any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee)
         formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in
         Oklahoma

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "creek":
     adolescent stream, arm, armlet, arroyo, bay, bayou, beck, belt,
     bight, boca, bourn, braided stream, branch, brook, brooklet, burn,
     channel, cove, crawl, creep, crick, ditch, edge, estuary, euripus,
     fjord, flowing stream, fluviation, fresh, freshet, frith, gill,
     glide, gulf, gumshoe, gut, harbor, inch, inlet, kill, kyle,
     lazy stream, loch, lurk, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream,
     millstream, mouse, mouth, moving road, narrow, narrow seas,
     narrows, natural harbor, navigable river, pussyfoot, race,
     racing stream, reach, rill, river, rivulet, road, roads, roadstead,
     run, rundle, runlet, runnel, shirk, sike, skulk, slide, slink,
     slip, slither, snake, sneak, sniggle, sound, spill stream, steal,
     strait, straits, stream, stream action, streamlet,
     subterranean river, tiptoe, wadi, watercourse, waterway, wriggle
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CREEK, mar. law. Creeks are of two kinds, viz. creeks of the sea and creeks 
  of ports. The former sorts are such little inlets of the sea whether within 
  the precinct or extent of a, port or without, which are narrow little 
  passages and have shore on either side of them. The latter, Viz. breaks of 
  ports, are by a kind of civil denomination such. They are such, that though 
  possibly for their extent and. situation they might be ports, yet they are 
  either members of or dependent upon other ports. In England it began thus: 
  the king, could not conveniently have a customer and comptroller in every 
  port or haven. But these custom officers were fixed at some eminent port; 
  and the smaller adjacent ports became by that means creeks, or appendants. 
  of that where these custom officers were placed. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; 
  Hale's Tract. de Portibus Maris, part 2, c. 1, vol. 1, p. 46; Com. Dig. 
  Navigation, C; Callis, 34. 
      2. In a more popular sense, creek signifies a small stream, less than a 
  river. 12 Pick. R. 184, 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Creek -- U.S. County in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    67367
     Housing Units (2000): 27986
     Land area (2000):     955.534846 sq. miles (2474.823784 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    14.230545 sq. miles (36.856941 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    969.765391 sq. miles (2511.680725 sq. km)
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.972769 N, 96.302298 W
     Headwords:
      Creek
      Creek, OK
      Creek County
      Creek County, OK
  

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