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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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When they don't, the things to worry about are pain during daily activity, taking medication, and becoming crippled.
Crippled soldiers were now being housed in still more huts, as well as tents, in the hospital grounds.
Crippled or whole, we dream, and in our dreams harbor the illusion of becoming again what we were.
I would like her to know that I am crippled as badly as she is, having just been in a bad crash.
Paul Minnesota and Crippled Children's School, Jamestown, ND, where she soon became principal).
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.
Apollo 13'' is also a celebration of scientists themselves, the pocket- protector geeks who figured out a way to bring the astronauts in the crippled spacecraft back to earth.
It's not deadly, but it is devastating--often leaving victims with crippled legs and brain damage.
CRIPPLED JUSTICE: The History of Modern Disability Policy in the Workplace.
Eileen Dallaglio, who lost her 19-year-old daughter Francesca Guila Maria in the tragedy, said: 'We are emotionally crippled and we have been emotionally crippled and emotionally raped over the last 12 years.
In having a crippled artist figu re for the character who shapes desire, the mind/body binary sets Cripple even further apart from the other young men in the play who spend their time pursuing pleasure.
Challenging that glum forecast, a research group has now used a genetically crippled form of the yeast Blastomyces dermatitidis to immunize mice.