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Obstruction, 1) a state of being blocked up: “the clearstores toward the south north are as lustrous as ebony, and yet complainest thou of o.?” Tw. IV, 2, 43 (the clown's speech).
2) obstacle, difficulty: “there is no o. in this,” Tw. II, 5, 129.
3) stagnation of the blood: “to lie in cold o. and to rot,” Meas. III, 1, 119. “this does make some o. in the blood,” Tw. III, 4, 22. == that which causes a stagnation of the blood: “and purge the --s which begin to stop our very veins of life,” H4B IV, 1, 65.
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