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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRIPPLED

Without it he is helpless, lost at sea, wing broken, crippled in business.

She felt a cramp around her root That crippled every outmost shoot.

Behind me came a long line of trucks packed with sick or crippled men.

I have come back as poor in purse as I went, and crippled for life besides.

He was crippled, and leaned full weight with both hands on his stick.

The expedition to Shropshire crippled the Basts permanently.

He figured he had plenty of time because the Yank was crippled.

Are you going to bring that lamp, you son of a crippled mud-turtle?

On the same day he healed a boy, crippled and drawn with fever.

The poor little fellow was crippled and lame, so he rarely left the shed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crypel, related to cryppan "to crook, bend," from Proto-Germanic *krupilaz (cf. Old Frisian kreppel, Middle Dutch cropel, German krüppel, Old Norse kryppill). Possibly also related to Old English creopan "to creep" (creopere, literally "creeper," was another Old English word for "crippled person").

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