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  • Then, finally, he took his shotgun from his guncart, its pump racked backward to expose empty chamber and empty magazine as well as all the spring-driven, leverage-turned ingenuity of its interior, and moved to set it on the table next to the far window.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • He put the pick away, took out a plastic credit card, drew that up the door slot to the bolt, and began a steady upward tapping, gentle and persistent, urging the bolt off the spring-driven lever that secured it.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Bob examined the gizmo for a switch, found it, snapped it, and the thing clacked and whirred to life; two clays descended from the stack, rolled to the arm and settled in some kind of grip; the arm suddenly unloosed itself with a spring-driven force and flipped the disks in a curving path across the field.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Each one is spring-driven and runs for an average of 20 hours.

    Mr. Roy's Elegant Machines

  • The Martians, who live deep underground where there is water and breathable air, have a basic industrial technology with spring-driven motors and primitive electrical devices.

    Lake of the Sun, a novel by Wynne Whiteford

  • This spring-driven tea-serving robot is available as a kit or in pre-assembled form.

    - Boing Boing

  • It was spring-driven and had to be wound every minute and a half.

    Sound and Fury

  • It was a spring-driven gun — a purely mechanical process — that fired inch-long projectiles of pure iron about the diameter of a really fat knitting needle.

    Music to My Sorrow

  • It was a spring-driven gun-a purely mechanical process'that fired inch-long projectiles of pure iron about the diameter of a really fat knitting needle.

    Music To My Sorrow

  • The pistol was spring-driven, like a zip gun, and it would easily go through the car seat and into the driver's back.

    Encounter Group

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