I could not leave her, of course, but what in the world I was to do, cumbered
with the care of a young woman, and a queen at that, I was at a loss to know.
Holmes swung it slowly round, and peered keenly at the house, and at the great rubbish-heaps which cumbered
Perhaps that is why I hated him, for truly he had become an offense to my eyes, and I believed the earth to be cumbered
with his presence.
As for himself (and you are to bear in mind that he was cumbered
with a great-coat) he had first turned crimson, but as time went on the redness began to be mingled with patches of white; his breath cried and whistled as it came; and his voice, when he whispered his observations in my ear during our halts, sounded like nothing human.
Piles of cardboard boxes, such as milliners and dressmakers use in Europe, cumbered
the corners; and by some means he had procured for himself the sort of furniture that might have come out of a respectable parlour in the East End of London --a horsehair sofa, arm-chairs of the same.
A surprising quantity of hot-house plants in pots cumbered
the floor of the ante-room.
Of course, if you need someone to listen to your troubles or if, as the old hymn says, you "are cumbered
with a load of care" then "take it to the Lord in prayer".
The Street End has the history and the romance, but modern football fans prefer a decent view, unen- cumbered
by posts and a roof.
If,as the old hymn says,``you are cumbered
with a load of care'' then ``take it to the Lord in prayer''.