Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In milit. engin., a line passing diagonally from one pontoon of a bridge to another.
“We all walk with our genitals on our sleeves or our mental genitals on our Armani spring-line three-piece-suits or cut-off flannel button-ups.”
“Sometimes it will surface through a spring-line, i.e. above ground level where it is forced out of the hill side because an impermeable layer prevents further downward flow.”
“If luck is on your side, a spring-line may exist above the level of the camp site.”
“This side-partner of yours didn't get his pay before he went ashore with the spring-line;”
“Though haste in making fast is the spring-line man's first duty, Griswold took a fraction of a second to look around him.”
“Come — out with your spring-line — what’re you about there!”
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