As it grew later the fire was made up in the large long hall into which the staircase descended, and all encumbrances were cleared out for dancing.
A runaway wife is an encumbrance to everybody, a burden to herself and a byword—all of which make up a heap of misery greater than any that comes by staying at home—though this may include the trifling items of insult, beating, and starvation.
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Digital distribution is encumbered by old copyright law.
Players complain they are encumbered by the new protective padding.