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Unprocurable   Listen

Not capable of being obtained.  Synonyms: inaccessible, unobtainable, untouchable.  "Timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands" , "Untouchable resources buried deep within the earth"

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"Unprocurable" Quotes from Famous Books

... of scurvy, and in 1777, at the request of Admiral Montagu, then Governor and Commander-in-Chief over the Island of Newfoundland, the Admiralty caused to be sent out, for the use of the squadron on that station, where vegetables were unprocurable, a sufficient quantity of that succulent preparation to supply twelve hundred men for a period of two months. [Footnote: Admiralty Records 1. 471—Admiral Montagu, 28 Feb. ...
— The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore • John R. Hutchinson

... persons; if possible, they had better be buried in silence. But if there is an absolute necessity for their mention, a very few might hear them in a mystery, and then let them sacrifice not a common (Eleusinian) pig, but some huge and unprocurable victim; this would have the effect of very greatly reducing the number of the ...
— Chips From A German Workshop, Vol. V. • F. Max Mueller

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