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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In organ-building, that part of a wind-chest in which are the pallets and their springs.
  • noun The box which contains the mainspring of a watch or other mechanism; the barrel.
  • noun A box or some similar receptacle closed by a lid which opens or shuts by the elasticity of a spring or some similar device. See palpal.
  • noun In upholstery, the wooden frame within which the springs, as of a mattress or of the seat of a sofa, are contained.

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