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obstruction

Politics delay of business, esp in a legislature by means of procedural devices
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obstruction

[əb′strək·shən]
(medicine)
Occlusion or stenosis of hollow viscera, ducts, and vessels.
(navigation)
Anything that hinders or prevents movement, particularly anything that endangers or prevents passage of a vessel or aircraft; usually refers to an isolated danger to navigation, such as a submerged rock or pinnacle in the case of marine navigation, and a tower, tall building, mountain peak, and so forth, in the case of air navigation.
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obstruction

obstruction
Obstructions are marked by orange and white colours as well as by lights.
An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain that is hazardous to an aircraft if the obstruction is on or near the runway or in the flight path. For purposes of certification, an object becomes an obstruction if its height is 35 ft (10.7 m) or 50 ft (15 m).
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The demand of the Special Prosecution for amendments in the law on witness protection will guarantee greater security of witnesses and will soon question the witnesses for "Monstrum", "Sopot" and many other cases which are obstructed by VMRO and BDI, and the main actor is BDI through Talal Xhaferi who is controlled by VMRO-DPMNE and fails to accept the amendments in the law on witness protection.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on its website on Friday that the extremists' activity is designed to obstruct a resumption of talks between the Syrian parties and denies them the possibility of reaching a political settlement to the crisis, adding that it hinders the process of Syrian chemical weapons' removal, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
Today, Washington Ambassador to the UN Suzan Rice accuses the UNSC of lingering because it obstructed a US-Israeli wish, carried out by Arab tools, to intervene in the Syrian affairs, in reference to Russia and China who vetoed a European draft resolution against Syria last October.
"Any protest that uses violence, vandalizes public property, obstructs people from reaching their jobs or obstructs the flow of traffic, will be penalized," Cabinet Spokesman Magdy Rady told Daily News Egypt.
Kim, who upstaged reigning world champion Asada at the Four Continents contest last month, made a stunning recent comment which was interpreted to mean Japanese rivals had obstructed her warm-ups before competitions.
Explain that it is a crime for anyone to obstruct law-enforcement officials in the performance of their duties.
The act creates one new felony for destroying, altering, or falsifying a record with the intent to obstruct an investigation, which is found in Section 1519, Title 18 of the U.S.
Back to the field trip: The dismal weather does not waver and McBride worries whether the cloud cover will obstruct the valley's features.
The five face charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstructing justice, obstructing a highway and conspiracy to obstruct a highway following a peaceful protest.
To be sure, Starr's suspicion that Hubbell's recalcitrance has been bought through a scheme to obstruct justice is understandable.
[sections] 1503,(2) which prohibits a person from endeavoring to obstruct or impede the due administration of justice, and the limits of 18 U.S.C.