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deformity

Pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part

Deformity

See also Lameness.
Calmady, Sir Richard
born without lower legs. [Br. Lit.: Sir Richard Calmady, Walsh Modern, 84]
Carey, Philip
embittered young man with club foot seeks fulfillment. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage]
Cyclopes
one-eyed monsters. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Elephant Man, the
Joseph Merrick, whose deformed face was said to resemble an elephant’s. [Br. Cinema: The Elephant Man]
Freaks
1930s macabre movie about sideshow people. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 278]
Gwynplaine
his disfigured face had a perpetual horrible grin. [Fr. Lit.: Hugo The Man Who Laughs in Benét, 632]
Mayeux
deformed man, both brave and witty. [Fr. Folklore: Wheeler Dictionary, 237]
Priapus
son of Aphrodite and Dionysus; grotesque man with huge phallus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 233]
Quasimodo
hunchbacked bell-ringer. [Fr. Lit.: Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Richard III
crook-back king. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Richard III]
Sarn, Prudence
harelipped girl is servant on brother’s farm. [Br. Lit.: Precious Bane, Magill I, 778–780]
thalidomide
supposedly harmless sedative resulted in disfigured babies. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 582–583]
Thersites
deformed Greek officer at the siege of Troy, famed for his malevolence. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
(1864–1901) crippled and stunted; became great artist. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 13]