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  • His taste was for the Victorian, those well-sprung old poems to which he had been introduced at Francis Street school.

    Joseph O'Connor: 'It was a voice that opened worlds'

  • He looked custom-built for pulling heavy things, with a wide chest, well-sprung ribs, and a short back.

    The Dirty Life

  • She owned an elegant, well-sprung carriage and had traveled as far as London on the mail coach, which had the advantage of speed and catered to a more exclusive class of passenger.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • She had borne the six-mile journey from Fordham with the equanimity that comes from a well-sprung vehicle and a disciplined temper, and now she displayed neither a crease nor a tumbled curl.

    The Blackstone Key

  • Now enjoying the well-sprung comfort of a magnificent pram wheeled by an English nanny accompanied by two nurses, Tazeem was fast asleep and amusingly unconcerned by the amount of attention he was receiving.

    The Sheikh's Innocent Bride

  • He had been loath to sacrifice his sight of that carriage-a small, well-sprung affair, whose windows were sealed and heavily curtained.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Fancy cast a longing glance at Heath and then flopped back against the well-sprung squabs and crossed her arms over her chest, surging with impotent fury.

    Naughty or Nice

  • The buggy was not well-sprung, and its jolting motion jarred his teeth.

    Eighteen

  • Sliding her hand across his well-sprung chest, she felt his breath catch.

    A Man Alone

  • There were beds in the guest rooms and the attic and two well-sprung living-room sofas.

    Incubus

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