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But my good luck began now to leave me; for this raft was so unwieldy, and so overladen, that, after I had entered the little cove where I had landed the rest of my goods, not being able to guide it so handily as I did the other, it overset, and threw me and all my cargo into the water.
With their help I managed to get the unwieldy tons of its great bulk into a vertical position--the nose deep in a hole we had dug in the sand and the rest of it supported by the trunks of date-palms cut for the purpose.
Springing forward, he hurled his unwieldy weapon at brother Ambrose, and, as desk and monk clattered on to the floor together, he sprang through the open door and down the winding stair.
It was, only at moments, however, as some slight impediment opposed itself to his loitering progress, that his person, which, in its ordinary gait seemed so lounging and nerveless, displayed any of those energies, which lay latent in his system, like the slumbering and unwieldy, but terrible, strength of the elephant.
Through such a scene as this, the unwieldy machine takes its hoarse, sullen way: venting, at every revolution of the paddles, a loud high-pressure blast; enough, one would think, to waken up the host of Indians who lie buried in a great mound yonder: so old, that mighty oaks and other forest trees have struck their roots into its earth; and so high, that it is a hill, even among the hills that Nature planted round it.
In lieu of whip, he carried in his hand a great gold-headed cane, as large as any footman carries in these days, and his various modes of holding this unwieldy weapon--now upright before his face like the sabre of a horse-soldier, now over his shoulder like a musket, now between his finger and thumb, but always in some uncouth and awkward fashion--contributed in no small degree to the absurdity of his appearance.
The provinces as they exist have become unwieldy for being efficiently administered.
Ten is enough to benefit from minimal economies of scale, and twenty is the maximum before things become unwieldy and impersonal.
Downing Street has insisted that Theresa May's preferred solution to the Brexit Irish border impasse remains on the table, despite being dismissed by a senior Cabinet member as "bureaucratic, unwieldy and impractical".
He argued that it is ridiculous that there are sixty-seven official political parties in Nigeria today, pointing out that over multiplicity of political parties is a source of confusion and unnecessary distractions to voters during elections as was the case in the last gubernatorial election in Anambra state, when voters had to battle with the unwieldy length of the ballot papers which had the symbols of thirty-seven political parties.
Made of clear, zinc-plated steel with a slip-resistant coating of orange vinyl in its cradle area, the E-HOOK wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution safely and securely stows long and unwieldy cargo (tubes, hoses, pipes, ladders, beams and more) and keeps it off the floor.
The River itself feels a bit unwieldy compared to the sleek single album Springsteen originally handed in to Columbia, which features here, and while less weighty - philosophically and in size - it is actually a better listen, not least because it's not constantly dragged down by unwieldy rockers.