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cripple


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cripple  \Crip"ple\,  [Local.  U.  S.] 
  a  Swampy  or  low  wet  ground,  often  covered  with  brush  or 
  with  thickets;  bog. 
 
  The  flats  or  cripple  land  lying  between  high-  and 
  low-water  lines,  and  over  which  the  waters  of  the 
  stream  ordinarily  come  and  go  --Pennsylvania 
  Law  Reports. 
  b  A  rocky  shallow  in  a  stream;  --  a  lumberman's  term. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cripple  \Crip"ple\  (kr[i^]p"p'l),  a. 
  Lame;  halting.  [R.]  ``The  cripple,  tardy-gaited  night.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cripple  \Crip"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crippled}  (-p'ld);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crippling}  (-pl?ng).] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  the  use  of  a  limb,  particularly  of  a  leg  or 
  foot;  to  lame. 
 
  He  had  crippled  the  joints  of  the  noble  child.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  strength,  activity,  or  capability  for 
  service  or  use  to  disable;  to  deprive  of  resources;  as 
  to  be  financially  crippled. 
 
  More  serious  embarrassments  .  .  .  were  crippling  the 
  energy  of  the  settlement  in  the  Bay.  --Palfrey. 
 
  An  incumbrance  which  would  permanently  cripple  the 
  body  politic.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cripple  \Crip"ple\  (kr[i^]p"p'l),  n.  [OE.  cripel,  crepel, 
  crupel,  AS  crypel  (akin  to  D.  kreuple  G.  kr["u]ppel,  Dan. 
  kr["o]bling,  Icel.  kryppill),  prop.,  one  that  can  not  walk, 
  but  must  creep,  fr  AS  cre['o]pan  to  creep.  See  {Creep}.] 
  One  who  creeps,  halts,  or  limps;  one  who  has  lost,  or  never 
  had  the  use  of  a  limb  or  limbs;  a  lame  person;  hence  one 
  who  is  partially  disabled. 
 
  I  am  a  cripple  in  my  limbs;  but  what  decays  are  in  my 
  mind,  the  reader  must  determine.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cripple 
  n  :  someone  whose  legs  are  disabled 
  v  1:  deprive  of  strength  or  efficiency;  "This  measure  crippled 
  our  efforts" 
  2:  deprive  of  the  use  of  a  limb,  esp.  a  leg;  "The  accident  has 
  crippled  her  for  life"  [syn:  {lame}] 




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