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Intermittent spring

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Intermittent spring a spring flowing for a time and then ceasing, beginning again, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. intermittĕre, -missuminter, between, mittĕre, to cause to go.

Usage

In literature:

There is a close connection in character between mud volcanoes and those intermittent boiling springs named geysers.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
Another of the larger springs is intermittent.
"The Discovery of Yellowstone Park" by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
It is an intermittent spring, suddenly rising and as suddenly falling, at irregular intervals.
"The King's Cup-Bearer" by Amy Catherine Walton
As the precursor of a summer that yielded such a mellow harvest, the spring of Mr. Blackmore's fiction was slow and intermittent.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
In some instances the well has all the characteristics of an intermittent spring.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
But for the present, anger gushes like an intermittent spring of bitter water in my bosom.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
I think, therefore, to tell you the secret of the intermittent spring.
"Memoranda Sacra" by J. Rendel Harris
A pool in Jerusalem, fed by an intermittent spring, so that sometimes the water suddenly rose in it.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
It seems to have been an intermittent spring, which possessed some healing virtue for a certain class of ailments.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
Ravines originated at small intermittent springs on the sides of the hill.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
Why is the fountain of inspiration an intermittent spring, a Bethesda?
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
But this also is an intermittent spring.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 121, February 21, 1852" by Various
Vestiges of intermittent volcanic action occur, and there are several medicinal springs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

Dear Dr Lube, the automated grease-lubrication systems on our remote, continuously operating pump stations suffered intermittent failures last fall and spring.
At the prow of the mesa, 55 feet above marshland that tangled the mouth of an intermittent river, a spring welled up that flowed even in dry seasons.
Dear Dr Lube, the automated grease-lubrication systems on our remote, continuously operating pump stations suffered intermittent failures last fall and spring.
Dear Dr Lube, the automated grease- lubrication systems on our remote, continuously operating pump stations suffered intermittent failures last fall and spring.
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