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interdiction
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Moby Dick
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  • Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.

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  • A freebie from the road gods, a car like this will make a great undercover vehicle for drug interdiction.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • What Jem did was something I’d do as a matter of course had I not been under Atticus’s interdict, which I assumed included not fighting horrible old ladies.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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