"cripplingly good"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Nov 27 18:59:21 UTC 2013

This is an intensifier that I've not encountered before.  From a report to
a birdwatchers' listserv of the birds seen during a boat ride into the
Atlantic off Long Island.

"Northern Fulmar - 6 (including 1 that came into the wake and stayed in our
chum slick for a while, giving cripplingly good views to all)"


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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