What does the word paralytic mean?

Usage examples for paralytic

  1. To Weston the pair returned; the paralytic, of course, none the better for her journey. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  2. " Belle," said Kitty, as she stood arranging her hair at the glass, " do you remember a girl we used to meet every morning on our way to school, walking with a paralytic old man?" – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
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