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encumber
used in The Aeneid

4 uses
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Definition
hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • Down comes the rider headlong from his height: His horse came after with unwieldy weight, And, flound'ring forward, pitching on his head, His lord's incumber'd shoulder overlaid.
    Book 10 (98% in)
  • Pain'd with his wound, and useless for the fight, The father sought to save himself by flight: Incumber'd, slow he dragg'd the spear along, Which pierc'd his thigh, and in his buckler hung.
    Book 10 (86% in)
  • They cuff, they scratch, they cross his airy course; Nor can th' incumber'd bird sustain their force; But vex'd, not vanquish'd, drops the pond'rous prey, And, lighten'd of his burthen, wings his way.
    Book 12 (28% in)
  • Deep in the root, whether by fate, or chance, Or erring haste, the Trojan drove his lance; Then stoop'd, and tugg'd with force immense, to free Th' incumber'd spear from the tenacious tree; That, whom his fainting limbs pursued in vain, His flying weapon might from far attain.
    Book 12 (81% in)

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