n.— «Andrew returned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to be fitted for his first prostheses. These “stubbies” or “shorties,” as they are called, are only about a foot in length and are designed to help amputees practice balancing and using muscles that might have weakened after months in bed or in a wheelchair.» —“Wounded Marine progressing by leaps and bounds” by Jason Spencer Spartanburg Herald-Journal (South Carolina) Aug. 12, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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