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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There has been a flood of complaints already - let's hope they don't fall on deaf ears.
Alas, my efforts fall on deaf ears, sorry ear, as he drives off again, still on his phone.