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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cumber  \Cum"ber\  (k?m"b?r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cumbered} 
  (-b?rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cumbering}.]  [OE.  combren 
  cumbren,OF.  combrer  to  hinder,  from  LL  cumbrus  a  heap,  fr 
  L.  cumulus;  cf  Skr.  ??  to  increase,  grow  strong.  Cf 
  {Cumulate}.] 
  To  rest  upon  as  a  troublesome  or  useless  weight  or  load;  to 
  be  burdensome  or  oppressive  to  to  hinder  or  embarrass  in 
  attaining  an  object,  to  obstruct  or  occupy  uselessly;  to 
  embarrass;  to  trouble. 
 
  Why  asks  he  what  avails  him  not  in  fight,  And  would  but 
  cumber  and  retard  his  flight?  --Dryden. 
 
  Martha  was  cumbered  about  much  serving.  --Luke  x.  40. 
 
  Cut  it  down  why  cumbereth  it  the  ground?  --  Luke  xiii. 
  7. 
 
  The  multiplying  variety  of  arguments,  especially 
  frivolous  ones,  .  .  .  but  cumbers  the  memory.  --Locke. 




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