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DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

DUMB. One who cannot speak; a person who is mute. See Deaf and dumb, Deaf, dumb, and blind; Mute, standing mute.

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The mum posted the pictures onto Facebook and received numerous messages identifying Sharp - mostly because people had seen him on a TV show called 'Britain's Dumbest Burglars' following publicity of his Porsche crash in 2015.
If the answer is yes, then in addition to getting my vote for being the dumbest player in MLB history, his entire career is tainted, unlike Clemens who arguably had Hall of Fame credentials before he started juicing (according to his former trainer, Brian McNamee).
But the underlying question is worth pursuing: If the data are objectively assessed, which age-slice of today's working-age adults really does deserve to be called the dumbest generation?
Today, after many questions and challenges on this subject, he called the opening a New York Times editorial on this subject today "what may be the dumbest lead of an editorial I've seen in a long time.
After spending 364 days each year trying to transform us into the fattest, dumbest people on earth, they expect us to return the favor.
A THIEF filmed by the CCTV camera he was trying to steal was today branded Britain's dumbest criminal.
You laugh at some of the dumbest stuff -- including some risqu(hrt) jokes by the singing-cowboy duo of Dusty (Woody Harrelson) and Lefty (John C.
It will go down in history, it is already being seen in history, as one of the dumbest moves that was ever made by anybody.
Read about the exploits of some not-so-bright crooks, following in the spirit of a May 2003 JofA article, "The World's Dumbest Fraudsters" (page 55).
0 magazine's list of the "101 Dumbest Moments in Business" for 2004, just barely.
His company has got people like me wondering ``Is this the dumbest or smartest outfit on the planet -- or, somehow, neither?