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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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In the last few years, the crippling rates for ducks are the lowest since we started keeping track in the mid-1950s," he added.
He also urged the citizens, particularly parents to come forward and play their role for the elimination of the crippling disease from the society.
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.
He said that children are future of the nation and for eliminating diseases, polio drops and vaccines must be administered to every child saving them from life time crippling disease.
He said that 1,793 teams have been constituted which would administer drops to kids to protect them from the crippling disease.
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic but efforts to stamp out the crippling disease have been hit by repeated attacks on health teams.
Since its inception, the tournament has raised funds to support much-needed specialty orthopaedic care for thousands of disadvantaged children with crippling disorders.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has said that the fight against Polio will continue unabated till this crippling disease is wiped out from Pakistan and no child lives in a fear of being crippled for life due to this disease.
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.
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.
Appreciating the role of international community especially the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their effective endeavors to eradicate the virus of crippling disease from the country, the Governor also thanked Dr Waqar Ajmal and his organization for their contribution to the cause of polio eradication in Pakistan.
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.