Definitions

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  • n. One who limps; a cripple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cripple.

Etymologies

From limp +‎ -ard. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Friar John, said Gymnast, no, by all the devils that are, no! So, said the monk, do I attest these same devils so long as they last, or rather, virtue (of) G —, what could that gouty limpard have done with so fine a dog?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Gymnast, no, by all the devils that are, no! So, said the monk, do I attest these same devils so long as they last, or rather, virtue (of) G--, what could that gouty limpard have done with so fine a dog?

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1

  • They included the sparsely coifed ballard, the squinting, weak-eyed blincard (who could also be 'one who deliberately ignored reality'), the hobbling mendicant limpard or clochard (from French clocher, 'to limp'), the stammering mafflard, and the scallards and scabbards who suffered from some skin disease.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 4

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