from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spring fitted to the gearing of a carriage.
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Around them, the stone of the Tower rumbled and groaned, like a carriage-spring being twisted beyond its ability to return to normal.
Every shoe should be at least three-quarters of an inch longer, and from half to three-quarters of an inch wider, than the foot at rest, to allow proper expansion of these great "carriage-spring" arches.
The driver was enabled by this ingenious substitute for a carriage-spring to "go ahead:" the rest was luxury, which the "Good-intent line" did not bargain for; so we were left to trim ship to our liking.
On April 26, 1819, Thomas Wildey, the English carriage-spring maker, together with John Welch, John Duncan, John Cheatham and Richard