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- n. The property of being springy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being springy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being springy: elasticity.
- n. The state of abounding with springs; wetness; sponginess, as of land.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
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Chairs were drawn close before the blaze, for, despite the "springiness" in the air without, the atmosphere in the vast library of the chateau was damp and chill.
"The CitriTex stabilizer blend is unique in that it helps to significantly reduce fat and calories in baked goods while maintaining the moistness and 'springiness' consumers enjoy and expect from a full-fat product," he said.
For medium rare, you should be able to feel some "springiness" to the meat.
It's called a spring graph because it relies on a kind of springiness between the represented items, automatically laying them out in a spread fashion and allowing us to see the relationships easily.
Two meters long, the chair is structured from walnut and held together by strategically-placed screws that give it a light, springiness that would work perfectly either in or outdoors.
This natural "springiness" is both genetic and conditioned: some people are born with more so-called "slow-twitch" muscles (making them good endurance athletes); others have more "fast-twitch" fibres (better at short bursts of speed or force).
I've also noticed that these 40 minutes can play a significant role in enhancing the springiness of my step -- you should look into this too.
I think extending the bar to contact itself would minimize the springiness ...
When the firm footing at the bottom was reached, he strode out on the little terrace with a quickness and springiness of gait and with glintings of muscular fires that gave the lie to the calm deliberation of his movements on the slide.
She picked up a pin bone that had slid off her husband's plate, measured its springiness between her thumb and forefinger.
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