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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 I hunt with a group, I always tell them ahead of time that I'm either the cripple shooter, or I'm the one who calls the shots.
This will start to simulate what he will experience when you're finishing off a cripple on the water.
With pharmaceuticals or injections, if one keeps running, the medication could mask the pain just enough to cripple you.
In my Pantheon of cripples, Superman assumes defiance for everyone forced to live with a broken body.
A cripple learns to love what he needs--and a boy with dead legs needs nothing more than strong shoulders.
Cut the lower cripples and place one under each end of the sill as a temporary support while you toenail the sill to the trimmers with a pair of 8d nails at each end.
No, if Jesus is risen, then you and I have no choice but to go in, put on the leftover garments ourselves, and follow Jesus back to Galilee where the poor cry for food and cripples cry to be taken to the pool and the blind wait for the spittle on their eyes to dry.
The demand for the rights of cripples was already under way as I was writing "Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim.
Yet the Americans With Disabilities Act has not led to widespread political activity on behalf of the nation's cripples.
Cripples A were given a run for their money by Wheatsheaf.
Division Two: Bentley Road 2 Arbury Tavern 5, Cripples B 6 The Prince 1, Wheatsheaf 3 Cripples A 4.
Here's how you can justify that cost: I ask the hunter to look at the amount of cripples he gets with steel,'' Lorant said.