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hamstrung


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hamstring  \Ham"string`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hamstrung};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Hamstringing}.  See  {String}.] 
  To  lame  or  disable  by  cutting  the  tendons  of  the  ham  or  knee; 
  to  hough;  hence  to  cripple;  to  incapacitate;  to  disable. 
 
  So  have  they  hamstrung  the  valor  of  the  subject  by 
  seeking  to  effeminate  us  all  at  home.  --Milton. 




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