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cripple

US dialect a dense thicket, usually in marshy land

Cripple

Any member shorter than most of the others in a structure, such as a stud beneath a window.

cripple

[′krip·əl]
(building construction)
A structural member, such as a stud above a window, that is cut less than full length.

cripple

1. In a building frame, a structural element that is shorter than usual, as a stud above a door opening or below a windowsill.
2. In roofing, a bracket that anchors at the ridge line and carries scaffold platforms for roofing workers.
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Americans imagined that Iran's economy will be crippled through sanctions after a while, but this did not happen," Larijani said.
Because the Americans are leaving after they achieved the crippled country project; a country with no teeth that cannot arm its army with missiles and planes, a state that has no safe borders after the Americans have opened its borders and destroyed it and its air defense bases.
Summary: The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant has said it is still working on a detailed plan to end the country's crisis.
2 plant, both in Fukushima Prefecture, which were crippled by Friday's magnitude 9.
The shadow rural affairs minister also recalls how, 10 years ago, he fuel protests that crippled the Labour played a leading role in the fuel protests that crippled the Labour government for a few heady summer weeks.
The workers, whose three-week long strike has crippled half the Midland motor industry, voted on a return, to work tomorrow at a meeting at Bentley Labour Club.
THE Royal Mail national distribution centre in Crick, near Rugby, could be crippled if a threatened walkout goes ahead.
But, Hermann was born a crippled person, so was not considered to be a "typical Wolverad.
I WOULD like to advise the lady in the white cardigan, obviously crippled by arthritis, who was going into Aldi stores in Rutherglen at 5pm last Wednesday and who shook her head in disgust at me for using one of the disabled parking bays, that about two seconds before she saw me, I had removed my disabled parking badge from the dashboard of my car.
Today I'm 77 years old, fairly limber, and not crippled, but yes, I still have pain.
From the University of Minnesota Anne earned a PhD in Education, with her Dissertation: A Comparative Study of the Responses of Crippled and Non-Crippled Adolescents on Some Personality and Interest Tests, 1949.
If we are going with Mary Magdalene to the tomb this Easter morning, this time it is for us, like her, to say our truths to power, to heal those crippled by the system, to cure the lepers of their social diseases, to raise women from the deadening effects of sexism in both church and state, and to call the apostles to do the same.