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A collection of objects laid on top of each other.  Synonyms: agglomerate, cumulus, heap, mound, pile.

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"Cumulation" Quotes from Famous Books

... these I can safely trust to your imaginations. And yet I would not, of course, have you gather that what I have just told you is without background—was out of a clear sky. Naturally, it was not; it was a cumulation, an apex. Such things do not happen altogether suddenly. There is a nibbling away at the banks, a little rivulet here and there, and then, all at once, a torrent like a hunted river under the moon. I called the first apex 'The story ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1919 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... from the want of a metallic currency, soon became an object of commerce. They were followed by treasury notes, which being receivable in the discharge of all claims of the treasury, soon got into circulation. This cumulation of public securities in the market, within a short time threw them all into discredit, and gave rise to an agiotage, highly injurious ...
— The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831 • Various

Words linked to "Cumulation" :   slagheap, pyre, scrapheap, cumulus, shock, cumulate, stack, dunghill, stockpile, assemblage, agglomerate, collection, accumulation, funeral pyre, compost pile, heap, muckheap, muckhill, compost heap, woodpile, mound, midden, aggregation

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