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Gammerstang commented on the word cumberworld
(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
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