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458. Muteness

  1. Elops dumb serpent; gives no warning of its approach. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost ]
  2. Henry bald-headed, pugnosed and silent youngster of comic strip. [Comics: Sheridan, 200]
  3. Painted Bird, The Kosinski novel about a foundling boy struck dumb by inhuman treatment. [Am. Lit.: Weiss, 345]
  4. Singer, Mr. mute whose disability restricts his social contacts. [Am. Lit.: Carson McCullers The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in Magill II, 416]