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- adj. lying down, recumbent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying down; recumbent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying down; reclining; recumbent.
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Perhaps Leiberman has forgotten that it is in cumbent upon senators to reflect the wants and needs of the American people.
When Dyer wrote blank verse he slipped into the Thomsonian diction, "cumbent sheep" and "purple groves pomaceous."
 "Stems numerous from the crown of the root-stock, de-cumbent."
Altar-tombs with cumbent effigies were painted so as to correspond in tone with the colours displayed on the walls; the pavement of encaustic tiles, of different devices, was interspersed with sepulchral slabs and inlaid brasses; and screen-work, niches for statuary, mouldings, and sculpture of different degrees of excellence, abounded.
In the south aisle of Westminster-abbey, joining to Dr. Busby's, is erected a very noble marble monument to the memory of Dr. South, with his effigies in a cumbent posture, containing the following inscription:
The steeple of the church, lately rebuilt handsomely, stands some paces from the body; in the latter are three tombs of the old Berkeleys;, with cumbent figures.
Blackleach, a great curiosity; for, though the figures of him and his wife are cumbent, they are very graceful, designed by
I am sorry you are discontent with there being no standing figure of Alphonso, and that I acquiesced in its being cumbent.
In the First Congressional District in the eastern part of the state, the more conservative of the state's two congressional districts, two-term Democratic in cumbent Carol Shea-Porter, whose favorability ratings have plunged since last fall, appears to be in the most peril.
"It's in - cumbent upon purchasing professionals to select suppliers that have a desire and management to improve quality, reduce lead time, and provide the cor - rect quantities of items purchased."