Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mainspring of a watch.
“The core of the watchspring was his head, the extremity his tail, and, when the bubble touched him, he flicked out like the works of a Waterbury.”
“But what if the pattern in Jupiter's ring was another winding watchspring?”
“Whatever they are, they are winding up like a watchspring.”
“Sure enough, the watchspring pattern was in there after all, winding up tighter in each detection.”
“The horse was wound as tight as a watchspring, ready to bolt.”
“The warhead expanded explosively like a watchspring, breaking into thousands of fragments, and several ripped into the Bear's port wing.”
“Then the temperature rose, and he changed from sphere to cylinder, from cylinder to clumsy crescent, from crescent to watchspring.”
“At five months Buddy weighed 34 pounds and to judge by his actions most of him was watchspring steel geared in high speed.”
“If it were not for the inhibiting balances, the wound watchspring would run off and spend its force in a few moments.”
“Instead, I'm still wound tighter than a watchspring ahead of next week's trip from St Pancras to Up North”
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