Usage examples of "spen".
Children with something worse than missing limbs, or hydrocephaly or spina bifida or muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy.
The committee charged with carrying out the program issued instructions to all Reich health agencies to register children born with congenital deformities, including idiocy, Mongolism, microcephaly, hydrocephaly, missing limbs, malformation of the head, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, mental retardation, and other congenital diseases.
You may recall a particularly puzzling bit of mean-spiritedness in the Republican recision bill: the decision to cut the Supplemental Security Income that goes to poor children with crippling conditions such as spina bifida.
She knew Spens was going to tell Gordam Peldyrin that in the face of such repeated misfortune he thought it better to postpone the wedding to his daughter indefinitely.
Kyra drew her thoughts about her again and with careful precision drew upon each coin a Limitation, exempting her and Spens from the effects of the spells of sleep that now filled the house like curling, invisible smoke.
With a shrug, Spens found the pot of coffee keeping warm on the back of the stove and poured out two cups.
Cherry Orchard on Algoswiving Street, as Spens had promised, catered a very good meal indeed to the wealthy rakes who frequented it after small-hours gambling bouts.
The place had been almost full when she and Spens entered, the bright coats and lace-edged ruffles of the men and the overly tawdry finery of the local girls and pretty boys half obscured by veils of blue tobacco smoke.
Kyra said softly as she guided Spens along the grass verge of the path at a run.
She bent the candle snuffer over the skull of one warrior when he lunged, clutching at her, and shoved the other, stumbling, off Spens with the broom.
Hestie Pinktrees looked from Kyra to Spens and back, then paused suddenly and turned to consider Spenson again.
And superimposed on that, like a doubled image in a flawed glass, herself clutching at Spens like a desperate teenager, frenzied only for the touch of his hands.
The hoofbeats had faded into distance, but they could catch Spens and be back at any time.
After a swift embrace she drew back, looking at her sister with the same worried expression Spens had.
If nothing else, she thought in the moment before she shoved the memory aside, Spens had taught her how to hug.