clubfooted


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having a deformed foot

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For instance, at Schloss Hartheim, the site of Nazi experimentation with "deviants"--the mental cases, the clubfooted, the cleft-palated--Odilo and his colleagues say, "There is such a thing.., as life that is unworthy of life"; but Soul comments, "I don't know about that ..." (Amis 145).
Heleen Spies, the sister of Martin Jasper Louw, draws on her intimate knowledge of their shared childhood when she compels her clubfooted (5) brother to return to their fatherland and find her son, Koert.
After questioning Mishka about his age and reason for joining the revolution, Budyenny asks, Who should I listen to--the clubfooted Georgian or the fiery Jew?" His eyes, whetted by vodka, sparkled with mischief.
Ilene, as it turns out, has met her maker, but there is still Isabella, who is clubfooted and "walks in tiny, agonizing steps on her toes like a ballerina." She was but a pas de deux away from the meat chopper when the Donkey People saved her.
Conversely, prior to the coming of the canals and railways, numerous artists and indefatigable travellers, such as the 18-stone, clubfooted John Glover, or the irascible Kensington seed-farmer, pamphleteer, radical, and future member of the Reform parliament of 1832 William Cobbett, demonstrated so deep an attachment to their horses that one is reminded, of course, that a love of animals, of the English countryside, and of 'sport' did not necessarily always go hand in hand.
Whereas in the 1950s stagings the ghosts were "only implicit" twenty years later they have become all too visible, "obtuse and clubfooted, trampling through the play's atmosphere with a needless realism" For Barnes, this is a clumsy mounting of a pedestrian text, the whole an enterprise devoid of artistic merit: "The mind recalls the subtlety of the novel and recoils." (75) We might choose to resist such an assessment, suspecting in his complaint at least a hint of that prejudice that tends to value word above image, that will automatically approach adaptations with anticipation of lack.
He flirted with Madame de Stall and conducted an intense affair with the Countess de Flahaut, whom he shared with Talleyrand, the impious, clubfooted bishop.
Convoluted, contradictory, arcane, clubfooted writing was his game.
In concluding this chapter, Peirce is quoted as having written that 'A phenomenology which does not reckon with pure mathematics, a science hardly come to years of discretion when Hegel wrote, will be the same pitiful clubfooted affair that Hegel produced.'