An illustration of a boy using crutches.

Boy with Crutches

An illustration of a boy using crutches.

A staff with a cross-piece at the head, placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm in walking.

Crutch

A staff with a cross-piece at the head, placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm…

"With crutches broke the cripple cannot go; / One that is close of sight doth pity the show; / The one that's lame, hath vision strong and clear, / He sees all dangers round, both far and near; / The one who's vision's dim, is hale and strong, / He carries the other with ease along: / By doing thus, an action, noble, kind, / Will to himself a greater blessing find."—Barber, 1857

He that Helps Another, Helps Himself

"With crutches broke the cripple cannot go; / One that is close of sight doth pity the show; / The one…

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete word ... Potent, like vair, is of the alternate tinctures of argent and azure."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Shield

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete…

Sick child in bed.

Sick Child

Sick child in bed.