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thwart
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to prevent something
  • He had lighted with such energy upon a thwart of his boat that his ivory leg had received a half-splintering shock.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (1% in)

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