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impede
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Moby Dick
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  • …descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel’s way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship’s lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links, so as to be the more readily hauled up into the chains outside, or…

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  • She is impeding the progress of our project
  • But the hill was treacherously steep; he was impeded by the snow and his own lack of strength.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver

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