from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seat which rests on or is suspended by springs; a wagon-or carriage-seat attached to the body by springs.


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  • Sitting hunched over on the spring-seat of a big farm wagon, clad in overalls and a print shirt, with a wide hat tilted against the sun and a cigarette dangling from his lips, he was indistinguishable from any other _paisano_ on the road.

    The Blood of the Conquerors

  • John came and talked to Luther, mounting the spring-seat at his side to ride to the field, but did not look at Elizabeth, though she looked at him longingly and everything in her cried out for reconciliation and openness.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • At the bottom of the hill he saw a driver on the spring-seat of a round-up wagon urging two lean-necked and narrow-chested horses up the hill.


  • The high spring-seat was the only one, so Barbara had to sit there.

    Polly of Pebbly Pit

  • The cumbersome ranch-wagon, with its high spring-seat, was drawn up beside a telegraph pole to which the skittish young horses had been securely tied.

    Polly of Pebbly Pit

  • Her hair was ruffled, her cheeks were red, with the wind she had faced for two hours on the spring-seat of her father's "dead axe" wagon.

    In Exile and Other Stories

  • Perched high on a spring-seat, I made the journey and saw more sights and wonders than I have ever seen on a journey since.”

    Our Friend John Burroughs


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