The quadroon nurse was looked upon as a huge encumbrance, only good to button up waists and panties and to brush and part hair; since it seemed to be a law of society that hair must be parted and brushed.
They went together, picking their way across muddy streets and sidewalks encumbered with the cheap display of small tradesmen.
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Digital distribution is encumbered by old copyright law.
Players complain they are encumbered by the new protective padding.