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- It is sometimes the custom when fast to a whale more than commonly powerful and alert, to seek to hamstring him, as it were, by sundering or maiming his gigantic tail-tendon.Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (91% in)
There are no more uses of "hamstrung" in Moby Dick.
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