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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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Based on these generalizations, the crippling rate from the 1950s up through the mid-1980s was about 20 percent for waterfowl.
DEUTERONOMY IS FILLED WITH RULES PROTECTING those trapped in debt, because the biblical authors understood that real liberation from slavery demanded the prevention of a crippling and enslaving debt.
Together, she continued, we can ensure that the world is free of this crippling disease.
Orthopaedic Hospital continues its unwavering devotion to the downtown community and overall, to care for children with crippling disorders, regardless of their families' ability to pay.
During my childhood in the early '60s, I remember standing in a long line, with my anxious and concerned parents, to take the Sabine oral vaccine to prevent the crippling childhood disease infantile paralysis polio.
Leroy Lowman's founding mission of providing medical care to children with crippling disorders, when they have no place else to turn," he added.
Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly, Monday urged the people from all segments of society to enthusiastically participate in the polio vaccination drive to save the children from the crippling disease.
Once the Tillsonburg East delivery point is operational, this crippling will be removed, allowing flows through the compressor of as much as 6,000 Mcfd.
Fehmida Mirza, has urged the people from all segments of society to enthusiastically participate in the polio vaccination drive which started from Monday to save children from the crippling disease.
On behalf of the Guild, we are especially pleased to honor these selfless individuals for their leadership and generosity, which has enabled Orthopaedic Hospital to provide the best possible care for children with crippling disorders, without regard for their families' ability to pay," she added.
Vonage is attempting to block competition by intentionally crippling devices to lock-in customers.
Orthopaedic Hospital sees more children with potentially crippling disorders than any other facility in the U.