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thwart
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Treasure Island
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  • There was one thwart set as low as possible, a kind of stretcher in the bows, and a double paddle for propulsion.
  • I dropped upon the thwart again, none too soon, for I was near overboard.
  • Even these bore trace of the drunken folly of the pirates, one in a broken thwart, and both in their muddy and unbailed condition.

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  • "I assume you did it to thwart me," Ty said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The time spent denying coverage, arguing, dismissing, thwarting—surely it was more trouble than simply granting her parents access to the right care.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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