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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cumbrance Encumbrance. "Extol not riches then, the toil of fools,
      The wise man's cumbrance, if not snare."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cumbrance That which cumbers or encumbers; an encumbrance; a hindrance; an embarrassment.
    • n cumbrance The state of being cumbered, overburdened, obstructed, hindered, or perplexed; cumber; trouble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cumbrance encumbrance
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. combrer, to hinder—Low L. cumbrus, a heap; corr. of L. cumulus, a heap.


In literature:

So Moses saw Israel in their glory and prosperity, and he said, 'How can I myself bear your cumbrance!
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
Our chance may come another time, and we want not the cumbrance of children on our march.
"In the Wars of the Roses" by Evelyn Everett-Green

In poetry:

O, let me be myself! But where, O where,
Under this heap of precedent, this mound
Of customs, modes, and maxims, cumbrance rare,
Shall the Myself be found?
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow