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  • n. Plural form of hand-spring.


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  • One was dressed like a clown, and performed funny antics, and the others leaped over the spoons and dishes and ran around the table like race-horses, and turned hand-springs and were so sprightly and amusing that they kept the company in one roar of merry laughter.

    Love Letters

  • I mean, certainly if I was the absolute best writer I can be, I would have been so brilliant that despite any other issues, everyone would be turning hand-springs to move forward, right?


  • Always something seriously wrong with a person who does back hand-springs day in and day out in order to live a healthy, natural lifestyle.

    whitehelmet Diary Entry

  • And Brooks incorporated it in a product that does hand-springs around his competitors.

    Scent of Danger

  • "I'm a Circus Clown," said he, "and I just turn these hand-springs all day."

    Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover

  • "Oh," said the Clown, "I tell myself funny stories to make me laugh, and then I have my hand-springs to make; that keeps me pretty busy," and he rolled along the shelf, head over heels.

    Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover

  • This is true even of the air-somersets and hand-springs which are not so commonly cultivated by gymnasts; but it is especially true of all exercises with apparatus.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • When he learned to do head-sets, hand-springs and the like she urged him on to greater acrobatic achievements.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • He wore an immense turned-down collar, and was continually doing hand-springs and wonderful back somersaults.


  • The tongues ceased wagging in order that they might turn hand-springs.

    The Oakdale Affair


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