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He tossed Vulcan over a nearby cliff, crippling him for good.

And so to her, Richard, your crippling has come to be dearer than any other man's wholeness.

Who is like unto him in stalking the timid doe and in crippling the fleeing boar?

Long before she died I had almost hated her for crippling my ambition.

Crippling its strength would not avail, for that had been already tried.

But to dispose of him would be to deal them a crippling blow.'

After that crippling blow, St. Augustine was left destitute.

The destruction is a great deal to me in crippling our adversary.

It was ugly, but not crippling, and it was already starting to clot.

Instead of crippling the nation, they succeeded only in alerting it.

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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