A half-mask is more practical, as you can eat, drink and kiss without encumbrance.
The general condition of the Italian railways has also affected it, and the increased traffic has not always found the necessary facilities in the way of a proper amount of trucks to receive the goods discharged, leading to considerable encumbrance of the port and consequent diversion of a certain amount of trade elsewhere, and besides this to serious temporary deficiencies in the coal supply of northern Italy.
A lien is an encumbrance put on a property to secure the payment of a debt.
A saucepan is required to have a certain diameter and a certain depth in order that it may hold a certain bulk of liquid: its weight is merely an encumbrance.
To decrease these numbers, parents can educate kids on the encumbrance of teen pregnancy, helping to convince them to wait for parenthood by having open discussions about sex and the consequences.
Walking in the hills is one thing, but doing it with a bike as an added encumbrance made for an interesting morning.
This he assured me was the only encumbrance.
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