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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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difficult to handle — especially because of size or shape or weight


not elegant or graceful in expression
  • He was a wild, hairy young man in a purple caftan—oblivious to how the girls stared at him and seemingly held together by wires and cords that entangled him in his cumbersome recording equipment.
    p. 583.2
  • Chain saws were relatively new then; the Eastman Company used them for their logging operations, but very selectively—they were heavy and cumbersome, not nearly so light and powerful as they are today.
    p. 424.9

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