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Pity of a lad o' spirit like me to be cramped by such a hunx of a father.

The cords hurt his hands somewhat, and his legs were cramped.

After his own cramped quarters, Malone's room proved delightful.

They do not feel it cramped as we should; it is their custom.

Sometimes I think this place is too narrer and cramped for me.

The writing was cramped and blotted and the paper cheap and dingy.

Then, as she caught the trick, he rose and stretched his cramped muscles.

Hove to, he would be cramped for room, with three big islands on his lee.

Cramped and weary as he was, he strove by every means in his power to leave her undisturbed.

He sat all cramped and tired in the oven, watching the Giant.

WORD ORIGIN

"muscle contraction," late 14c., from Old French crampe, from a Frankish or other Germanic word (cf. Old High German krapmhe "cramp, spasm," related to kramph "bent, crooked"), from a Proto-Germanic root forming many words for "bent, crooked," including, via French, crampon. Writer's cramp is first attested 1842 as the name of a physical affliction of the hand, in reference to translations of German medical papers (Stromeyer); also known as scrivener's palsy.

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