sulphur-spring love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spring containing sulphurous compounds, or impregnated with sulphurous gases. Such springs are common in regions of dying-out or dormant volcanism. See spring.

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Examples

  • There is a warm sulphur-spring here, and people come from all quarters for health and for amusement.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 1878

  • The surroundings, however, were very beautiful, and the presence of a hot sulphur-spring, bubbling up in the scrub not one hundred yards from the house, and making a most inviting natural bath, coupled with the favourable reports of game of all kinds to be got, induced us to stop.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • And life was very pleasant there in the crisp dry air, for the quail shooting was good, the scenery and weather perfect, everything fresh and green and newly washed by a two days 'rain, the food well cooked, and, nightly, after our day's shooting, we rolled into the sulphur-spring and luxuriated in the hot water.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • He put in both feet, and little by little went in farther, causing the pool to overflow on all sides, till he was lying at full length in the warm, almost hot, sulphur-spring, and sweltering in the greenish water, while the wind drifted the steam about overhead.

    The Biography of a Grizzly

  • For, since the big stranger was allowed possession of the sulphur-spring, Wahb felt that he would rather not go there.

    The Biography of a Grizzly

  • There was a chalk - spring, a sulphur-spring, and an iron-spring, all within a few feet of each other.

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box

  • That is the sulphur-spring from which nothing but unwholesome streams can flow, and the greatest of all sins is refusing to hear God's voice when He speaks to us.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Kings Chapters VIII to End and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes

  • On the right shore of the Main, going down, about half an hour's walk from the gate, there rises a sulphur-spring, neatly enclosed, and surrounded by aged lindens.

    Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

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