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hobbled
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
walked with difficulty (due to injury or physical impediment)

or:

hindered (made the action or progress of something difficult)
  • Every once in a while Peleg came hobbling out of his whalebone den, roaring at the men down the hatchways, roaring up to the riggers at the mast-head, and then concluded by roaring back into his wigwam.
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (58% in)
  • Considering that with two legs man is but a hobbling wight in all times of danger; considering that the pursuit of whales is always under great and extraordinary difficulties; that every individual moment, indeed, then comprises a peril; under these circumstances is it wise for any maimed man to enter a whale-boat in the hunt?
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (30% in)

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