impedimenta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impedimenta the baggage and equipment carried by an army
    • n impedimenta any structure that makes progress difficult
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impedimenta Things which hinder, impede, or encumber; specifically, articles taken with one on a journey which impede one's progress; especially, military baggage; supplies carried along with an army; in general, baggage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Impedimenta military baggage, baggage generally
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. impedīrein, in, pes, pedis, a foot.

Usage

In literature:

Until then we can only describe, classify, and try to get rid of some of the mechanical impedimenta of the search.
"Commentary Upon the Maya-Tzental Perez Codex" by William E. Gates
When I turned to leave I found my limbs clogged with impedimenta.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
I abandoned all impedimenta.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Impedimenta, advice as to, 4-6; all essentials procurable at Hong Kong, 4.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Our servants gathered up our rather extensive impedimenta, and sprang into the water.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
It was James, by the way, who created such a sensation the first time he appeared on parade with all his impedimenta.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 30, 1914" by Various
There were none of the usual impedimenta of a prairie man's abode, there was no untidiness, no dirt, no makeshift.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
I had little to carry, no learned impedimenta to safeguard my faith.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
You get Tim and have somebody rustle our impedimenta up here.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Every four years the government with all its impedimenta was to migrate from the one to the other.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
You can send Ulus on with the impedimenta if he wants to report himself.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
Then I dropped all impedimenta, and gave myself unreservedly to the catching of that bird.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
I shall do better without impedimenta like Reginald Rath.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
At the first signs of the herd's proximity the squaws parted from the cavalcade and all impedimenta remained behind.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Margaret was packing to go away, and the room was strewn with canvases, water-colour boards, paints, and other impedimenta.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
He has no impedimenta, nothing to burden him or to cause him regret.
"The Heart of a Woman" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
He led the thirsty out of the room by another door which led into still another room used for storing the heavy circus impedimenta.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
There were no arrangements for feeding the men and no wagons in which to haul impedimenta.
"The Career of Leonard Wood" by Joseph Hamblen Sears
After hauling our impedimenta over some floes we got into open water yesterday without much difficulty.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
There was a scattering of the minstrels to snatch up suit cases, bags and other portable impedimenta.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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