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cumbrous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cumbrous  \Cum"brous\  (k?m"br?s),  a. 
  1.  Rendering  action  or  motion  difficult  or  toilsome;  serving 
  to  obstruct  or  hinder;  burdensome;  clogging. 
 
  He  sunk  beneath  the  cumbrous  weight.  --Swift. 
 
  That  cumbrousand  unwieldy  style  which  disfigures 
  English  composition  so  extensively.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  2.  Giving  trouble;  vexatious.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  clud  of  cumbrous  gnats.  --Spenser. 
  --  {Cum"brous*ly},  adv  --  {Cum"brous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cumbrous 
  adj  :  difficult  to  handle  or  use  especially  because  of  size  or 
  weight;  "a  cumbersome  piece  of  machinery";  "cumbrous 
  protective  clothing"  [syn:  {cumbersome}] 




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