palsy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v palsy affect with palsy
    • n palsy a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor
    • n palsy loss of the ability to move a body part
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 19th century, craftsmen who made hats were known to be excitable and irrational, as well as to tremble with palsy and mix up their words. Such behavior gave rise to the familiar expression "mad as a hatter". The disorder, called hatter's shakes, was caused by chronic mercury poisoning from the solution used to treat the felt. Attacking the central nervous system, the toxin led to behavioral symptoms.
    • n Palsy (Med) Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis. "One sick of the palsy ."
    • v. t Palsy To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n palsy A weakening, suspension, or abolition of muscular power or sensation; paralysis. See paralysis.
    • palsy Palsied.
    • palsy To paralyze; affect with palsy or as with palsy; deprive of action or energy.
    • palsy To suffer from palsy; be affected with palsy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Palsy pawl′zi a loss of power or of feeling, more or less complete, in the muscles of the body: paralysis
    • v.t Palsy to affect with palsy: to deprive of action or energy: to paralyse:—pa.p. pal′sied
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis,. See Paralysis

Usage

In literature:

Some were blind, some were lame, some were sick of the palsy.
"The Good Shepherd" by Anonymous
Now all this served to palsy the strength of Senator Hanway.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
On they came, with shaking heads and palsied thighs, tottering and trembling.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
On reaching the door, I slammed it to with a violence that echoed through the hushed and palsied house.
"A Christmas Story" by Samuel W. Francis
He overcame it instantly, while she shook helplessly as in a palsy.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
I watched her struggles with my own power palsied by that same old curse, poverty.
"The Arena" by Various
Again his feet seemed palsied as he neared the restaurant.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
His hands shook as with the palsy.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
That week of palsying, unnerving isolation got me.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
Otherwise people would think I had the palsy.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
The palsied fingers of his left hand could scarce turn the key.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Vacant eye and palsied right arm watch this deed of Kuru's shame!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
And don't you pester yourself on account of old Billy Oarew's palsy.
"Mingo" by Joel Chandler Harris
Judge Ledue's hand shook as though palsied as he tried to relight his cigar.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
I was a servant to my Master, and as he had de palsy I had to care for him, feed him and push him around.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
What is there in our highly civilized life that escapes the palsying touch of Fashion?
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Grief, my dear friend, has first my harp unstrung, Wither'd my hand, and palsy-struck my tongue.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Throughout his life has Gregory Darrell loved me, O white, palsied innocence!
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
Grief, not time, has palsied those endowments.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
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In poetry:

Yes, mighty God! while life remains,
We will remember him who bled;
Whom Death, in his cold, palsying chains,
A captive and a victim led.
"Hymns for Communion I" by John Pierpont
Palsied with terror, Brandan sate;
The moon was bright, the iceberg near.
He hears a voice sigh humbly: "Wait!
By high permission I am here.
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
The old ones, palsied, blear, and hoar,
Their breasts in anguish beat -
They've seen him seventy times before,
How well they know the cheat!
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
O'er all his wounded Soul had crept ;
The freezing palsy of despair
And long the notes of Hope had slept,
Hush'd by the drowning voice of Care.
"The Exile" by Laura Sophia Temple
The hands whose touch sent thrills of joy
Through nerves unstrung and palsied rame,
The feet that travelled for our need,
Were nailed unto the cross of shame.
"Go Work in My Vineyard" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
'Tis all I have—smoke, failure, foiled endeavour,
Coldness and doubt and palsied lack:
Such as I have I send thee!—perfect Giver,
Send thou thy lightning back.
"Smoke" by George MacDonald

In news:

Inspiration From A Teen Entrepreneur (Who Happens To Have Cerebral Palsy).
Documenting Pizza Huts and cerebral palsy.
Student with cerebral palsy crowned homecoming king.
Trae Caster , a student with cerebral palsy, has had a profound impact on Trinity High School.
HS football player with cerebral palsy fulfills lifelong dream.
Toddler diagnosed with cerebral palsy shows remarkable improvement.
More than 760 thousand children and adults are living with cerebral palsy.
More than 760,000 children and adults are living with cerebral palsy.
Cramped Synchronized General Movements in Preterm Infants as an Early Marker for Cerebral Palsy 4.
Cramped Synchronized General Movements in Preterm Infants as an Early Marker for Cerebral Palsy 2.
Alice Taylor with her son Kevin, who has cerebral palsy.
The Arc of California and United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego filed suit Wednesday in US District Court in Sacramento.
Golf fan with cerebral palsy walks every inch of the Greenbrier for his foundation.
Boy with cerebral palsy allowed back in Little League dugout.
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA. JOHNSTOWN — Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Foundation is holding its 10th annual Turkey Trotter Dance Saturday at New Germany Grove Hall, 1635 New Germany Road.
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In science:

Flexible synergic multimodality will be particularly useful for ensuring satisfactory computer access for users with complex disabilities (e.g., some kinds of palsies or visual deficiencies).
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
We interviewed five adult individuals with cerebral palsy, with an age range from 20 to 50 years old and varying levels of formal education.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
That’s often the case of people with cerebral palsy.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
The idea of using the proposed test is the result of a process of requirement elicitation based on Activity Theory, which was conducted through a qualitative study composed by interviews with five individuals with cerebral palsy.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
There are 12 causes for the loss of facial expressions namely: Asperger syndrome, Autistic disorder, Bell's palsy, Depression, Depressive disorders, Facial paralysis, Facial weakness, Hepatolenticular degeneration, Major depressive disorder, Parkinson's disease, Scleroderma, and Wilson’s disease .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
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