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  • (noun) - (1) That which is only a trouble, or useless burthen to the world.

    --Robert Nares' Glossary of the Works of English Authors, 1859

    (2) A cumberworld, yet in the world am left,

    A fruitless plot, with brambles overgrown,

    Mislived man of my worlds joy bereft,

    Heartbreaking cares, the offspring of my moan.

    --Michael Drayton's Shepherd's Garland, 1593

    (3) Cumberground, anything utterly worthless and in people's way; something that ought to be destroyed or buried out of sight.

    --Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874

    January 16, 2018