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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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The study focused on springtime ozone in a slice of the atmosphere from two to five miles above the surface of western North America, far below the protective ozone layer but above ozone-related, ground-level smog that is harmful to human health and crops.
Delicate yellow buttercups and colorful tulips awaken early and spread the news: "It's springtime.
It's Springtime In My Backyard featuring photographs by author and illustrator Kathy Mazur is the delightfully informative and educational tale of Molly and "Moe the Mallard".
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Hikers point out that springtime is a wonderful time to take a hike to see blooming mountain flowers, berries and a variety of animal wildlife.
Springtime certainly contains promise - promise of summer growth and autumn harvests.
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Three per cent losses of the 11 million lambs born in Wales each springtime equates to 330,000 lambs killed this past springtime in Wales - by foxes.
Springtime depicts a view of a river in Normandy and was painted during Twachtman's first visit to France.
Springtime is heaven for ballet lovers in New York.