from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has an ear-memory; one whose memory is more tenacious of things heard than of things only seen.
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It shouldn't be surprised if deaf people turn out not to be the silent, passive, suffering deaf mute of Carson McCuller's story -- itself an audist and ableist cliché and stereotype -- but are vocal, angry critics of the production.
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