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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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If for some reason you feel you can't safely shoot a cripple, you need to make that call and stand by it.
Full House recently announced its intent to purchase Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado and has proposed American Place, a major development in Indianapolis, Indiana.
We offer free foundation inspections, and for those with a higher cripple wall, we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project."
16, 2014 that the Harry Potter star will star in Martin McDonagh?s ?The Cripple of Inishmaan,?
It doesn't matter if it's plantar fasciitis or a stress fracture, if it cripples you, you might not come back.
Yet what other than a freak accident could turn all-powerful Superman into a helpless cripple or make the death of a Hollywood actor synonymous with the death of America's superhero?
As for deception on the political front, Clausen sums it up in two words: "Some secret." That FDR was a cripple was a potential issue for FDR's political opponents--and they were legion.
Heavy line indicates boundary of Cripple Creek diatreme breccia, not boundary of gold-bearing rock.
More than thirty years ago, in an essay called "Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: Some Reflections on the Cripple as Negro," I suggested that cripples emulate the civil rights movement by focusing on political solutions to the problems of living under difficult physical conditions.
I have always been a cripple and couldn't get out and mingle with other folks, but I could watch the ones that come here and learn a lot from them." The idea that a "crippled" person cannot "mingle with other folks" was unquestioningly accepted by both the interviewer and the interviewee.
The mayor's consultants, according to a commission report leaked in December, contemplated everything from filing lawsuits to declaring bankruptcy to pulling key teachers from the payroll in an attempt to cripple privatization.
If you have to wait until 3pm you have already wasted another day - this plan could effectively cripple some companies."