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practicable
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  • And this is the Bibliographical system here adopted; and it is the only one that can possibly succeed, for it alone is practicable.
  • Tumbled into the water, it accordingly is in such cases; the spare coils of box line (mentioned in a preceding chapter) making this feat, in most instances, prudently practicable.
  • Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.
  • The three corresponding new sails were now bent and reefed, and a storm-trysail was set further aft; so that the ship soon went through the water with some precision again; and the course—for the present, East-south-east—which he was to steer, if practicable, was once more given to the helmsman.

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  • a dangerous, but practicable plan
  • Investment based on genuine long-term expectation is scarcely practicable in the current political environment.

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