views updated

400. Lameness (See also Deformity.)

  1. Byron, Lord (17881824 ) limped because of his club foot. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 152]
  2. Carey, Philip schoolmates used his clubfoot as object of ridicule. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill I, 670672]
  3. Giles, St. patron of cripples; accidentally hobbled, refused cures. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 392]
  4. Henkies trows (goblins) who limp when dancing. [Scot. Folk-lore: Briggs, 219220]
  5. Hephaestus blacksmith god; said to have been lamed when ejected from Olympus by Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 121]
  6. Mephibosheth crippled in childhood when nurse dropped him. [O.T.: II Samuel, 4:4]
  7. Oedipus lamed by Laius with a spike through his feet in infancy. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 730]
  8. Porgy crippled Negro beggar of Catfish Row. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764766]
  9. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (18821945) 32nd president of U.S.; stricken with polio and confined to wheelchair. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2355]
  10. Tamerlane (13361405 ) Mongol conqueror, his name a corruption of Timur i Long (Timur the Lame). [Asian Hist.: Benét, 985]
  11. Tiny Tim crippled son of Bob Cratchit. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol ]

Lamentation (See GRIEF .)