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cripple

(krĭp′əl)
n.
a. Often Offensive A person who is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs:
b. An animal that is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs: cannot race a horse that is a cripple.
tr.v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.

crip′pler n.
References in classic literature ?
We call it," replied the cripple, "the Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs, and it really is excellent sport if well enacted.
The cripple hurled his torch at them, clambered leisurely to the ceiling, and disappeared through the sky-light.
And then, in proportion as he plunged deeper into the street, cripples in bowls, blind men and lame men, swarmed about him, and men with one arm, and with one eye, and the leprous with their sores, some emerging from little streets adjacent, some from the air-holes of cellars, howling, bellowing, yelping, all limping and halting, all flinging themselves towards the light, and humped up in the mire, like snails after a shower.
Gringoire, still followed by his three persecutors, and not knowing very well what was to become of him, marched along in terror among them, turning out for the lame, stepping over the cripples in bowls, with his feet imbedded in that ant-hill of lame men, like the English captain who got caught in the quicksand of a swarm of crabs.
When I hunt with a group, I always tell them ahead of time that I'm either the cripple shooter, or I'm the one who calls the shots.
to acquire the operating assets of Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado for approximately USD 30m, the company said.
Producers said Thursday the "Harry Potter" actor will star in Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan," directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage.
Summary: Batroun MP Butros Harb Thursday criticized three members of the Constitutional Council for boycotting the body's sessions and warned of attempts to cripple state institutions.
The attacks were denial-of-service attacks that normally cripple a site temporarily.
A TAXI driver has been fined for refusing to take a passenger and allegedly calling her a cripple.
fear can so cripple a person that he cannot think or act.