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extortion
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
obtaining something by threat

or:

charging unfair prices of someone who has little choice
  • Indeed, many are the Nantucket ships in which you will see the skipper parading his quarter-deck with an elated grandeur not surpassed in any military navy; nay, extorting almost as much outward homage as if he wore the imperial purple, and not the shabbiest of pilot-cloth.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (93% in)

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