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interdiction
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
authoritative prohibition; or to stop or hamper
  • 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.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (4% in)

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