Cripple Walls

I am selling a house. One of the questions in the disclosure statement refers to cripple walls. What are cripple walls?
Don
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"RVerDon" ( snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net) writes:

If you search www.google.com for "cripple walls" you get many informative pages.
One says, "As shown in the figure, a cripple wall is a short wall that rests on the foundation and supports the floor and exterior walls."
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/earthquakes/nehrp/brace.shtm
-- "For it is only of the new one grows tired. Of the old one never tires." -- Kierkegaard, _Repetition_
James Owens, Ottawa, Canada
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