from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cumbrous; lumbering.


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  • And it went past me at a vast and lumbersome gallop; but I did not see it in that moment; for I dived my head down unto the rock of the river bottom, and held downward, until that I was like to burst for sore longing of breath.

    The Night Land

  • And, in verity, there did be one of the monsters that came upward over certain rocks that were to my rearward; and surely it to have been stayed hid there, or resting, and to have heard us or to have smelled us; but anywise then to have knowledge of us, and to come with low and brutish heavy boundings, very lumbersome, after us.

    The Night Land

  • Now the first man died ere his great haired breast was come upward over the rock; and he sank back, and sagged and fell dully, and I heard him bodge downward from rock to rock, very lumbersome; and so in a moment was silence.

    The Night Land

  • And the two other Men did join with the first, that they catch her; and behold! she went about, and did run right away among the trees, and the three Men did come after her, running very lumbersome, yet with

    The Night Land

  • And naught to happen in all that time, save that once we did see a great beast to come upward lumbersome out of the sea on to the shore, and there did eat and browse upon the herbage in that part; or so it did seem to us; though, truly, we did be over far off to have surety.

    The Night Land

  • And the noise did grow, very heavy and lumbersome.

    The Night Land

  • The Germans were shelling the town, and it was a matter of skill to decide when the lumbersome old shell was heard exactly where it would fall.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • What happened we shall be able to look up afterwards in some lumbersome old history, should we forget, but, unless

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • All the hauling is done on large lumbersome carts often pulled by oxen.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands

  • Back they came, a ghastly procession, in heavy, lumbersome ox-waggons, with no cover from the sun or rain.

    From Aldershot to Pretoria A Story of Christian Work among Our Troops in South Africa


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