It could scarcely be said to be within call, the walls, doors, and panelling of the old place were so cumbrous
; but it was within easy reach, in any undress, at any hour of the night, in any temperature.
Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous
methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldly coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
W (double U) has, of all the letters in our alphabet, the only cumbrous
name, the names of the others being monosyllabic.
"An ye are not able to see it, because of the influence of the veil, know that it is no cumbrous
lance, but a sword -- and I ween ye will not be able to avoid it."
We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous
frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain,--the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man--perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph!
He called for his helmet and the most cumbrous
parts of his armour, which he had laid aside; and while Gurth was putting them on, he laid his strict injunctions on Wilfred, under pain of his highest displeasure, not to engage in the skirmish which he supposed was approaching.
Inside this cumbrous
and creaking structure, and behind this decayed conductor, the PARTIE CARREE took their seats--the bride and bridegroom and Mr and Mrs Crick.
Solomon explained hastily that what he meant was not one of the cumbrous
boats that humans use; the proposed boat was to be simply a thrush's nest large enough to hold Peter.
One of the most beautiful of all his poems Wordsworth calls by the cumbrous
name of Intimations of Immorality from recollections of Early Childhood.
What he might gain by this acquaintance, he could not work out in his slow and cumbrous
She had her doubts about it from the beginning, for her lively fancy and girlish romance felt as ill at ease in the new style as she would have done masquerading in the stiff and cumbrous
costume of the last century.
Why, therefore, should he build a more cumbrous
habitation than can readily be carried off with him?