lameness

Definitions

  • Dogs barking at lame man
    Dogs barking at lame man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lameness an imperfection or defectiveness "a stylist noted for the lameness of his plots"
    • n lameness disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The lame boy turning the wheel The lame boy turning the wheel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lameness The condition or quality of being lame; as, the lameness of an excuse or an argument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lameness The state of being lame; defect or unsoundness of a limb or limbs; especially, impairment of locomotive capacity by injury or deformity: as, lameness of the hand or foot; lameness caused by a broken or a deformed leg.
    • n lameness Imperfection; want of finish or completeness; defect; insufficiency; weakness: as, the lameness of a verse or a rime; the lameness of an argument or an apology.
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Quotations

  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “He who walks with the lame learns how to limp.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Don't halt before you are lame.”
  • Swedish Proverb
    Swedish Proverb
    “When a blind man carries a lame man both go forward.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Idioms

Lame duck - If something or someone is a lame duck, they are in trouble.
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Usage

In literature:

She was as lame as ever to-day.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The schoolmaster's lameness compelled him to ride, while Hall preferred to walk.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Yet he felt an instinctive certainty that he was to be lame for life.
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
I have told him I will go lame or no lame.
"Then Marched the Brave" by Harriet T. Comstock
Next day the bishop went further up the river to Wherinaki, where Laming, a pakeha Maori, resided.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
The first thing apparent in the lame subject in action, is the lame leg.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
He's the best little worrier in the trade, Old Lame-Boy is.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
She knew nothing about him whatsoever, nothing except he must be tired, lame, and bruised from exertions undertaken in her behalf.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
When I arrived last night at Hadleigh my horse was dead lame.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
The little boy who stood on the threshold was lame.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
The lame boy looked at the Nodding Donkey and the Nodding Donkey bobbed his head in such a funny fashion that the lame boy smiled.
"The Story of a Nodding Donkey" by Laura Lee Hope
You wouldn't be apt to notice her, unless your attention was caught by her lameness.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
Of course his son was the lame hostler, the very prize we expected to bag!
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Lame Nelly very gratefully received the blue purse, with the hours and minutes in it.
"The Crown of Success" by Charlotte Maria Tucker
It came here from the plains and it had been ridden hard, going lame.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Despite his lameness, he was the first passenger to alight.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
The heavy shovel blistered my hands and lamed my wrists.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
He's so lame he can hardly touch his foot to the ground.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
One of these men found the Toy Soldier and took him home to his little boy, who was lame and had to stay alone all day.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Now he tried to use his lame leg as much as possible.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
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In poetry:

Beasts fain would sing; birds dittie to their notes;
Trees would be tuning on their native lute
To thy renown: but all their hands and throats
Are brought to Man, while they are lame and mute.
"Providence" by George Herbert
Eyes to the blind, and to the lame
Feet, and to sinners wholesome blame,
To starving bodies food and flame,
By turns she brings;
To humbled souls, that sink for shame,
Lends heaven-ward wings:
"Sunday After Ascension" by John Keble
Where is the multitude that fed,
With loaves and fishes comfortèd?
The blind Thou mad'st to see? the lame
That walked? the one leper who came
Of nine made clean? The dumb that spoke?
Where are they -- all Thy loving folk?
"The Deserted" by Katharine Tynan
Home along, home along, 'tis maybe not the same
Wi' no one left but old men there, the faint 'earts an' the lame;
Who'll pull my oar to lifeboat now, when the blue lights burn at sea,
Home along, home along, in the West Countrie?
"Home Along" by Cicely Fox Smith
He soon began to sulk and loaf, his batting eye went lame;
No home runs on the score card now were chalked against his name;
The fans without exception gave the manager no peace,
For one and all kept clamoring for Casey's quick release.
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice
The others, that mourned you in silence and terror and truth,
The window bereft of her crust, and the boy without youth,
The mocked and the scorned and the sounded, the lame and the poor,
That should have remembered forever,… Remember no more.
"The Eagle That Is Forgotten" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Lucy's lame Mame and other copamamie movies.
Mastitis and lameness are the two most costly health issues on dairy farms today.
Healthcare providers are pushing for Medicare payment changes based on quality during the recently started post-election lame duck session of Congress.
Unless a deal is cut during the lame-duck session of Congress, our budget will be cut automatically.
Unless the Democrats and Republicans can cut a deal during the lame-duck session of Congress, our budget will be cut automatically.
Congress may lose its best chance to pass a suite of public lands proposals that would protect more than 2 million acres of federal lands as wilderness if it fails to move an omnibus measure in the lame-duck session, conservation groups say.
Double-digit SGR physician pay reductions plus a 2% cut under a budget reduction law could help make for an extraordinarily daunting lame-duck congressional session.
The arguments are going to be interesting as Congress takes its seats for the opening of the lame duck session.
Alaskans are too feisty to embrace such lame political correctness , so why not their ex-leader.
Tax Cuts Top Americans' Lame Duck Agenda.
The latest Gallup poll finds that most Americans say "it is important" for Congress to pass legislation that will keep tax rates from increasing after the first of the year during the lame duck session.
That's funny because porn rip-offs are so lame, right.
Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session.
David Blaine's lame attempt at spectacle has nothing on this amazing display of f-ing awesomeness.
If you had a lame summer made up of vegging out in front of the t.v.
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In science:

This is apparently inconsistent with the observational implications that magnetic field str ength is large enough (B & 0.5 mG) for the electron acceleration to be cooling limited (Vink & Laming 2003; Bamba et al. 2005a).
Synchrotron X-ray diagnostics of cutoff shape of nonthermal electron spectrum at young supernova remnants
The fundamental idea of his work is to define a Markovian random walk process that constructs a matrix, which finally leads to a Green’s function of the Lam´e equation.
New model for crack growth using random walkers
Obviously eq. (7) shows the type of Markov process that one has to perform in order to solve Lam´e’s equation.
New model for crack growth using random walkers
Equation (10) leads to the solution of the Lam´e equation only in the stationary limit t→∞ .
New model for crack growth using random walkers
The first reason for this is, that the condition for relaunching a walker is completely determined by the Lam´e equation and the boundary condition (3) and, thus, by the elasticity problem.
New model for crack growth using random walkers
Furthermore one has to notice that both, the Laplace and the Lam´e equation share the property, that the important fields, the electric and the stress field, diverge at tips.
New model for crack growth using random walkers
Inspired by Roux we have discussed stochastic algorithms — which are suggested by his original work — to solve the Lam´e equation.
New model for crack growth using random walkers
From the elasticity point of view this body will be characterized by its density and its Lam´e’s parameters.
Static elastic deformations in general relativity
Fourier-Bessel integral), and by replacing the Lam´e coefficients by the Poisson ratio and Young’s modulus [Eqs. (21)], and inserting the resulting R ( ~∇Θ)2 rdφdrdz into expression (13), we obtain the same result (17) as we got using BGV techniques.
Thermoelastic Noise and Homogeneous Thermal Noise in Finite Sized Gravitational-Wave Test Masses
Lam´e coefficients, related to the Poisson ratio and Young modulus of the material the solid is made of .
The detection of Gravitational Waves
The way these new vector spaces are constructed is very reminiscent to the multiple algebraisations of the Lam´e equations (see e.g. ), which occur due to the properties of the Jacobi elliptic functions.
Multiple algebraisations of an elliptic Calogero-Sutherland model
We used special finite-gap properties of the fluctuation equation, which is the n = 2 Lam´e equation, to obtain an analytic expression for the spectral discriminant ∆(λ) and the related quasi-momentum p(λ).
Quantum mass correction for the twisted kink
In order to find the quasi momentum and the spectral discriminant for n > 2 Lam´e equations, one has to solve a set of n Bethe ansatz equations, which become increasingly complicated for larger n .
Quantum mass correction for the twisted kink
These Lam´e equations can be understood as fluctuation equations of kink solutions of some quantum field theory on S 1 where the interaction V (φ) is only known implicitly.
Quantum mass correction for the twisted kink
In the limit R → ∞ the n > 2 Lam´e equations will then lead to the reflectionsless potentials considered in [40, 34].
Quantum mass correction for the twisted kink
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