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encumber
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • She had never seen such a wide lane before, and, without her knowing why, it gave her the impression that the common could not be far off; perhaps it was because she saw a donkey with a log to his foot feeding on the grassy margin, for she had seen a donkey with that pitiable encumbrance on Dunlow Common when she had been across it in her father's gig.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (23% in)

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