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- v. Obsolete form of encumber.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See encumber.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of encumber.
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No man can tell by this, whether the mistresse or the man, slept or wept: these doubtfull speaches were vsed much in the old times by their false Prophets as appeareth by the Oracles of Delphos and of the Sybilles prophecies deuised by the religious persons of those dayes to abuse the superstitious people, and to encomber their busie braynes with vaine hope or vaine feare.
And that it fhould not encomber the reders, that Chnft doth in the fame words exprcfle thmgs fcmewhat differinge one from the other, it flialbe profitable to diffolue this dout.
150: Huge mightie stones, the which encomber might