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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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They were far beyond earshot, singing over the spring songs--the Moon and Sambhur Songs-- with the wolves of the pack; for in the spring- time the Jungle People make very little difference between the day and the night.
But now, because Eye-of-the-Spring is red, and Mor, forsooth, must show his naked legs in some spring dance, the Jungle goes mad as Tabaqui.
But he had never before interfered with a spring fight.
He killed early that evening and ate but little, so as to be in good fettle for his spring running, and he ate alone because all the Jungle People were away singing or fighting.
The marsh was awake all round him, for in the spring the Bird People sleep very lightly, and companies of them were coming or going the night through.
Never have I run such a spring running--hot and cold together.
He wanted to finish his spring running, but the child insisted on sitting in his arms, and Messua would have it that his long, blue-black hair must he combed out.
This makes a difference of level, at the outside, of six or seven feet; and yet the water shed by the surrounding hills is insignificant in amount, and this overflow must be referred to causes which affect the deep springs. This same summer the pond has begun to fall again.
In the winter, all water which is exposed to the air is colder than springs and wells which are protected from it.
Cupid was playing his world-old tricks with others than poor Peter that spring. Allusion has been made in these chronicles to one, Cyrus Brisk, and to the fact that our brown-haired, soft-voiced Cecily had found favour in the eyes of the said Cyrus.
Then, suddenly, all our spring gladness and Maytime hopes were blighted as by a killing frost.
With the first breath of spring she was up and off, answering to the lure of the long road.