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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lame  \Lame\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lamer};  superl.  {Lamest}.]  [OE.  lame, 
  AS  lama;  akin  to  D.  lam,  G.  lahm,OHG.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  lam, 
  Icel.  lami,  Russ.  lomate  to  break,  lomota  rheumatism.] 
  a  Moving  with  pain  or  difficulty  on  account  of  injury, 
  defect,  or  temporary  obstruction  of  a  function;  as  a 
  lame  leg,  arm,  or  muscle. 
  b  To  some  degree  disabled  by  reason  of  the  imperfect 
  action  of  a  limb;  crippled;  as  a  lame  man.  ``Lame  of 
  one  leg.''  --Arbuthnot.  ``Lame  in  both  his  feet.''  --2 
  Sam.  ix  13.  ``He  fell,  and  became  lame.''  --2  Sam. 
  iv  4. 
  2.  Hence  hobbling;  limping;  inefficient;  imperfect.  ``A  lame 
  endeavor.''  --Barrow. 
  O,  most  lame  and  impotent  conclusion!  --Shak. 
  {Lame  duck}  (stock  Exchange),  a  person  who  can  not  fulfill 
  his  contracts.  [Cant] 

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