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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.

spring,

n a piece of metal having the physical characteristic that when bent it returns to its original shape.
spring, auxiliary,
n (finger spring), a short piece of wire, attached to an orthodontic appliance at one end, that serves as a lever to apply force to a tooth or teeth.
spring, coil,
n a spiral winding of fine wire attached to an orthodontic appliance.
spring, finger,
n See spring, auxiliary.
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PHOTO Variflex President Steve Muellner relaxes Monday on the new springless Ultra-Flexon trampoline.
It also offers features not found on competing Dobsonians such as springless CorrecTension, a navigation knob and a snap-on dust cap.
Current products include in-line skates, skateboards, recreational protective equipment (such as wrist guards, elbow pads and kneepads used by skaters and skateboarders) helmets, portable instant canopies and springless trampolines.
Current products include in-line skates, skateboards, recreational protective equipment (such as wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads used by skaters and skateboarders) and helmets, portable instant canopies and springless trampolines.
Current products include in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, recreational protective equipment (such as wrist guards, elbow pads and kneepads used by skaters and skateboarders) and helmets, portable instant canopies and springless trampolines.
The Company said that its 110% sales increase was largely attributable to products it has introduced in the last few years, including mini-scooters, portable instant canopies and springless trampolines.