spring-balance love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See balance.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Portland and I assisted at the capture, and the fish dragged the spring-balance out by the roots.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • A quartz spiral spring-balance will be appreciably stronger in hot weather.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • Dry your reels thoroughly, and put in a little oil wherever you think they would be the better of it; and this should be done to any other article -- spring-balance, gaff,

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • If a pound weight were put in a spring-balance, then at the surface of the earth it would weigh one pound.

    Aether and Gravitation

  • However, it is actually almost a half, as you see by this spring-balance here.

    Spacehounds of IPC

  • When within one thousand feet of the surface, Seaton weighed a five-pound weight upon a spring-balance, finding that it weighed five and a half pounds, thus ascertaining that the planet was either somewhat larger than the Earth or more dense.

    The Skylark of Space

  • “Upon a steelyard, or spring-balance, dependent upon mere tension or flexibility, the attraction will have no influence.

    Off on a Comet

  • "Upon a steelyard, or spring-balance, dependent upon mere tension or flexibility, the attraction will have no influence.

    Off on a Comet

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