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spiral spring

noun
1.
a form of spring consisting of a wire coiled in a helix.
Origin of spiral spring
1680-1690
1680-90
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  • Two others were made and sent to the Dauphin of France, where Huyghens had obtained a patent for spiral-spring watches.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • With the people of court the tongue is the artery of their withered life, the spiral-spring and flag-feather of their souls.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • He had lengthened out now with a spiral-spring, cork-screw twist in his body, his index finger serving as point.

    Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith

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