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[spring-lis] /ˈsprɪŋ lɪs/
having no springs:
a springless bed.
lacking liveliness or resilience; lifeless:
His shoulders drooped and his walk had become springless.
Origin of springless
1675-85; spring + -less Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is an old blue easy-chair in the office, dilapidated and springless, in which I have deposited my cranks.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • The horse-carts of the country are springless and not too comfortable.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • The carts, which ply for hire like cabs, are massive, springless tumbrils covered with a wain.

    Life and sport in China Oliver G. Ready
  • The telyegi, I may explain, are springless carts upon four wheels.

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • Riding over plowed ground in a springless cart would have been little worse than being jounced about in this automobile.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • This was a low, two-wheeled, springless box of an affair, in which you sat as best you could on the boards.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • There a friendly artillery officer helped me to get a cart (springless) and two fast horses.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • The Old Hundred was then sung, and when its last notes had died on the night air the springless cart went jolting down the path.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • Once a man with an empty wagon offered us a lift, but after a glance at the springless vehicle I declined.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was springless, heavy of wheel, and with a cover having the entrance-opening at the side.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens

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