cumbrance

cumbrance

(ˈkʌmbrəns)
n
1. a burden, obstacle, or hindrance
2. trouble or bother
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Extol not riches, then, the toil of fools, The wise man's cumbrance, if not snare; more apt To slacken virtue and abate her edge Than prompt her to do aught may merit praise.
Ladders fall toward the excessive end of Ten Eyck's sliding scale of regulatory cumbrance; on the more helpful end are procedures required to track produce when there is a disease or illness outbreak.
But I was all too aware of the weight and worthlessness of my cumbrance, and so I granted his specified offer, hoisting the deceased into the Seville and slamming down the trunk lid.

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