crutch


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Synonyms for crutch

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

Words related to crutch

a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground

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anything that serves as an expedient

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All the time he was jerking out these phrases he was stumping up and down the tavern on his crutch, slapping tables with his hand, and giving such a show of excitement as would have convinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow Street runner.
The two gentlemen regretted that Black Dog had got away, but we all agreed there was nothing to be done, and after he had been complimented, Long John took up his crutch and departed.
Pressing down the contents of the full bowl with his thumb, he suddenly plumped upon the ground, the crutch beside him, the one limb under him so that he had the seeming of a legless torso.
The clay pipe smoked utterly out, the old black, by aid of the crutch, with amazing celerity raised himself upstanding on his one leg and hobbled, with his hippity-hop, to the beach.
The langurs, the big gray-whiskered monkeys of the Himalayas, were, naturally, the first, for they are alive with curiosity; and when they had upset the begging-bowl, and rolled it round the floor, and tried their teeth on the brass-handled crutch, and made faces at the antelope skin, they decided that the human being who sat so still was harmless.
So thinking, his untrimmed hair fell down about his shoulders, the stone slab at the side of the antelope skin was dented into a little hole by the foot of his brass-handled crutch, and the place between the tree-trunks, where the begging-bowl rested day after day, sunk and wore into a hollow almost as smooth as the brown shell itself; and each beast knew his exact place at the fire.
Now they were at the head of the one crooked village street, and the Bhagat beat with his crutch on the barred windows of the blacksmith's house, as his torch blazed up in the shelter of the eaves.
They saw the barasingh standing over him, who fled when they came near, and they heard the langurs wailing in the branches, and Sona moaning up the hill; but their Bhagat was dead, sitting cross-legged, his back against a tree, his crutch under his armpit, and his face turned to the north-east.
She bent her head down, and laid it on the top of her crutch.
cries the girl, lifting her head from the crutch, and flaming out again through her tears.
Limping Lucy steadied herself on her crutch and looked back at me over her shoulder.
The ErgoCap Ultralite Universal Cane and Crutch Tip are designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, or walking disabilities.
A ptosis crutch that is attached to the lens or frame of the spectacles seems to offer an appropriate solution to elevating the upper eyelid above the visual axis.
Go Steady LLC, an innovator in creating a quality of life for people with mobility issues, has developed the Go Steady Flexi-Up, a three-pronged cane and crutch tip with a flexible neck that provides users with security and stability as well as the opportunity to get up and go.
fabricates the part known as a crutch from HexMC, a proprietary Hexcel product that transforms AS4 carbon fiber strips into a randomly-oriented mat, which then can be cut and compression-molded into complex geometries.