What does the word palsy mean?

Usage examples for palsy

  1. I had but risen, and I was descending from my quarters, when I came upon him, his old face white as death, a palsy in his limbs. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  2. You are shaking like an old woman with the palsy, and your face is as white as I have heard it said ghosts' faces are. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  3. This would be to palsy the arm of enterprise at once. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling