Usage examples for encumbrance

  1. He had a very slight cue to guide him, but he followed it up so skillfully that by noon of the next day he knew as much about the eighty thousand dollars as Godfrey did, and had formed a partnership with that worthy, Dan being dropped as a useless encumbrance – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  2. There might be danger in asserting that he was subject to such an encumbrance – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope