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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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Pong's name, for example, reflects the potential of his springlike joints to bounce him up and down like a rubber ball, and his very thin skin is only permeable for the truth but impenetrable for lies.
It may well be an early indication of new times for our city -- a springlike revival.
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That arrangement increased the tendon's springlike action during running and cut energy consumption, the scientists report in a paper published online January 26 in the Journal of Human Evolution.
It was much more springlike at Jubilee Lakes this week, trout not particularly active during mornings but much better on the afternoon and whereas the black patterns or Cat's Whiskers have been the favourites, there now seems to have been a shift towards olive, particularly Olive Bloodworms, Zonkers or Damsels.
This study showed that a torsion adapter, a springlike device mounted between the prosthetic socket and pylon, minimally affected transmitted torsional loads when an individual walked in a straight line.
Prosser added: "We had 4mm of rain yesterday following 5mm on Tuesday which was ideal because the forecast leading into the Craven meeting is more milder, more springlike weather, predominantly dry with isolated showers.
Q: The freesias, ranunculus and, possibly, the daffodil bulbs that I left in the ground after they bloomed last spring have sent up lush springlike foliage, and my purple iris is in full bloom.
Here, kitchen and home appliances have their own store, which recently featured window displays of Cuisinart, Hunter and Bissell products among a springlike backdrop of flowers and butterflies.
A weather phenomenon more usually associated with huge mountain ranges meant locals in Altnaharra, Sutherland, enjoyed unexpectedly springlike conditions.
Pair flowers for color--whether hot and very summery (red, orange, and yellow) or cool and springlike (blue, lavender, peach, and pale pink).