from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural spring producing warm water, usually at a temperature above that of the human body.
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- n. A natural spring producing water whose temperature is greater than about 20°C (68°F).
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- n. a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
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In the morning they scrounged for more food, finding some crabapples they cooked in the hot spring until they stopped squirming, and set out again.
For just before me, in the calm deep water of a sheltered bay where I was quietly floating, there arose a violent boiling, bubbling commotion, and for an instant I thought a hot spring was going-to burst forth — instead of that, up rose the hideous head and gaping jaws of a hippopotamus, who, with a hoarse terrific snort, seemed about to attack me.
Mineral and hot springs abound; among these are the hot spring at Ilidze near Serajevo, the chalybeate spring at Kiseljak, and a spring impregnated with arsenic at Srebrenica.
High above the Jemez road, a hot spring poured into a well of rock.
On a hot spring day in 1978, Stuey traipsed into the deep-freeze of the Dunes and was promptly carded by the security officer standing guard outside the poker room.