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Lamentation (See GRIEF.)Byron, Lord
(1788–1824) limped because of his club foot. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 152]
schoolmates used his clubfoot as object of ridicule. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill I, 670–672]
patron of cripples; accidentally hobbled, refused cures. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 392]
trows (goblins) who limp when dancing. [Scot. Folk-lore: Briggs, 219–220]
blacksmith god; said to have been lamed when ejected from Olympus by Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 121]
crippled in childhood when nurse dropped him. [O.T.: II Samuel, 4:4]
lamed by Laius with a spike through his feet in infancy. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 730]
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
crippled Negro beggar of Catfish Row. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764–766]
(1882–1945) 32nd president of U.S.; stricken with polio and confined to wheelchair. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2355]
(1336–1405) Mongol conqueror, his name a corruption of Timur i Long (Timur the Lame). [Asian Hist.: Benét, 985]
crippled son of Bob Cratchit. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
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