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deaf and dumb

rude Unable to hear or speak. I'm afraid that the head trauma has left Lady Edwina deaf and dumb, so we will need to find a new way to communicate with her.
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deaf and dumb

unable to hear or speak. (Used without any intended malice, but no longer considered polite. Sometimes euphemized as "hearing and speech impaired.") Fred objected to being called deaf and dumb. Aunt Clara—she was deaf and dumb, you know—lived to be over 100.
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I have three physically impaired children and want to get them education in order to enable them to stand on their own feet, he said and demanded of the government and concerned authorities to up-grade the school for deaf and dumb children at Timergara Dir Lower to high level.
9) William Henry Simpson lost his hearing as a boy and then attended the Old Kent Road School for the Deaf and Dumb in London, where he later became a teacher.
This was something of a turnabout in how the deaf and dumb were regarded; hitherto, the deaf and dumb were deemed closer to brutes in intelligence than they were to "speaking" people.
The Deaf and Dumb Boy, a Tale: With Some Account of the Mode of Educating the Deaf and Dumb.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society, the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, Pets as Therapy, Canine Partners for Independence and Click Sargent also had windfalls.
On 17 February 1821 an audience assembled at the House of Representatives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to attend a unique performance involving pupils from the Pennsylvania Institute of the Deaf and Dumb.
I've had that and pretended to be deaf and dumb for the next few minutes and talk about something else.
Deaf and dumb Margaret Douglas, 39, of Mitford Drive, Westerhope, and her son Darren, 16, climbed on to the roof of the Newcastle City Council building at Springfield Road, Blakelaw, at 7am today.
A warning has been issued to residents about a potential money-making scam involving two men claiming to be deaf and dumb.
Following advice from her father to feed her soul by doing something to help others, the Princess established a school, called Shamute, to train deaf and dumb girls as beauticians.
Particularly striking is the inclusiveness of his vision--he supported schools for girls, free blacks, deaf and dumb children, even refugees from the Napoleonic Wars.
He actively supported the establishment of the New York Institution of the Deaf and Dumb and served on its first Board of Directors (New York Institution of the Deaf and Dumb, 1818, p.
Tenders are invited for Annual Repair nad Maintenance Operation various Electrical Installations and Mechanical Equipments at District Social Welfare Office NW- 2 and NW - 2 and Deaf and dumb school at Sector 4 Rohini Delhi under AE (E) M 3521 PWD EMD M 352
I am not the deaf and dumb representative of the people," he added.
Lahore, Apr 28 ( ANI ): Blind, deaf and dumb workers of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) staged a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club to condemn Washington for putting a 10 million dollar bounty on JuD chief Hafiz Saeed for his alleged involvement in the Mumbai attacks in 2008.