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hamstrung
used in Moby Dick

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make less effective or powerless
  • 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)

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