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spring

[spring]
Etymology: AS, springan, to jump
1 a piece of resilient metal, such as a hardened coiled steel wire, that will return to its original shape after bending.
2 a resilient wire attached to a denture or other appliance.

spring

Vox populi
1. A source of natural water. See Natural spring.
2. A coiled metal wire used to provide tension to mechanical devices.
3. A season between winter and summer.

spring

[AS. springan, to jump]
1. The season of the year that comes after winter and before summer. Synonym: vernal
2. The quick movement of a body to its original position through its elasticity.
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In thought and wish, That time, my shoulder all with springes hung, I was a fell destroyer.
it shal in to more and more wexe / tyl it be founde so mighty / that wyndes of yvel speche / ne scornes of envy / make nat the traveyle overthrowe / ne frostes of mystrust / ne hayles of jelousy right lytel myght have in harmynge of suche springes.
XVII, Elizabeth explicitly endorses James's theory of absolute kingship: "Since God hathe made kinges, let them not unmake ther authorite, and let brokes and smal rivers acknowledge ther springes, and flowe no furdar than ther bankes.

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