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  • n. Plural form of headspring.

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Examples

  • Since then, our people, increasing to many millions, have filled the eastern valley of the Mississippi, adventurously ascended the Missouri to its headsprings, and are already engaged in establishing the blessings of self-government in valleys of which the rivers flow to the Pacific….

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Within that period—within the lifetime, I might say, of some of my hearers—our people, increasing to many millions, have filled the eastern valley of the Mississippi, adventurously ascended the Missouri to its headsprings, and are already engaged in establishing the blessings of self-government in valleys of which the rivers flow to the Pacific.

    James Knox Polk: Inaugural Address

  • Within that period -- within the lifetime, I might say, of some of my hearers -- our people, increasing to many millions, have filled the eastern valley of the Mississippi, adventurously ascended the Missouri to its headsprings, and are already engaged in establishing the blessings of self-government in valleys of which the rivers flow to the Pacific.

    United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches

  • Then, at about the point where the trail dipped into a basin containing the headsprings of the Anan&ás, we left this type of country and began to march through thick forest, not very high.

    VII. With a Mule Train Across Nhambiquara Land

  • Necessity, near the fork of the Ohio, to the French, “in the whole valley of the Mississippi, to its headsprings in the Alleghanies, no standard floated but that of France.”

    A History of American Christianity

  • States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, the boundary lines of which include the headsprings of the tributaries above mentioned and the lands the drainage of which is into the same:

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 9, part 1: Benjamin Harrison

  • So that even this greatest of these neighboring rivers is but a partial and limited exception to their general character of having almost no headsprings, or supplies from remote sources.

    Agricultural, Geological, and Descriptive Sketches of Lower North Carolina, and the Similar Adjacent Lands

  • He worried when the babies set off in a direction that led away from the headsprings to the Rainbow River, he recalled, laughing.

    Local News from Star-Banner

  • Born in an age and country abounding in individual greatness, this man has been handed down to us by those who best knew both him and the age, as the most virtuous man in it; while we know him as the head and prototype of all subsequent teachers of virtue, the source equally of the lofty inspiration of Plato and the judicious utilitarianism of Aristotle, "i maestri di color che sanno," the two headsprings of ethical as of all other philosophy.

    Why the Bush Government is Illegitimate

  • Born in an age and country abounding in individual greatness, this man has been handed down to us by those who best knew both him and the age, as the most virtuous man in it; while we know him as the head and prototype of all subsequent teachers of virtue, the source equally of the lofty inspiration of Plato and the judicious utilitarianism of Aristotle, “i maëstri di color che sanno, ” the two headsprings of ethical as of all other philosophy.

    Chapter II. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion

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