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
- 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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We had a trick of making a spring-box of the fingers, the ball seldom hitting against the palm, and we could haul down even the hottest liners that way, though broken fingers happened now and then.
The spring-box solved the problem in principle, but had the drawback of necessitating frequent repairs.
From these secondary valves the whole arrangement received the name spring-box.
The form then used for a stop action was that of a "spring-box".
Even the purple wing above the spring-box fell heavily upon the Lady of Shalott's strained eyes, across the glass.
The monkeys from the spring-box came out and sat upon the lid for air.
When the monkeys had gone, the sickly twilight folded itself up, over the spring-box, into great feathers, like the feathers of a wing.
The Lady of Shalott went out into the cart that had carried away the monkeys from the spring-box, and the purple wing lifted to let her pass; and fell again, as if it had brushed her away.
Two more monkeys from the spring-box were carried away one ugly twilight in a cart.
The purple wing that hung over the spring-box lifted to let them pass; and then fell, as if it had brushed them away.