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spring balance


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spring balance a balance that measure weight by the tension on a helical spring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spring balance a contrivance for measuring weight or force by the elasticity of a spiral spring of steel.
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In literature:

Again, it tried to get its balance for a spring, but one hind leg dragged limply.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Spring balance produced; trout weighed at 2 lb.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
Bring the spring-balance and test his weight.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
The actual decrease may be found by means of a spring balance.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Weight of axis balanced by springs and rollers.
"Astronomical Instruments and Accessories" by Wm. Gaertner & Co.
But the result of our labors was bearing interest, and would do so until spring, in the shape of a balance at the Bank of Montreal.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
If they got the slightest bit off balance, it would spring up again.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
It springs from our balancing of sects.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
The crutch engages with the upper part of the spring, and as the balance wheel swings the pallets are actuated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
With quivering eagerness they spring forward, bending, but in perfect balance.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
The instrument referred to was a huge spring-balance with which it was proposed to weigh Flathootly.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
With quivering eagerness they spring forward, bending, but in perfect balance.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Balancers mounted on a spring board.
"Jane's All the World's Aircraft" by Various
Your weight would now be only about fifty pounds if tested by a spring balance.
"Etidorhpa or the End of Earth." by John Uri Lloyd
The big lynx we could not weigh, being beyond the limit of the spring-balance.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
Fate hovered dreadfully in the balance that spring of 1918; Amiens was threatened, and if Amiens fell, Rouen must be evacuated.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
In American hunting models the balance and spring are located in the lower center of the watch.
"Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches" by Walter J. Kleinlein
The very slow oscillation of the spring balance became more marked, and Dr. A.
"Mysterious Psychic Forces" by Camille Flammarion
In 1658, the spring balance was invented by Doctor Nathaniel Hooke, an English philosopher.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Then she balanced herself on the very tip of the board before, mentally, springing into the air.
"The Orchard Secret" by Cleo Garis

In poetry:

I want the fine, kindling wine-sap of spring,
gold, and of inconceivably fine, quintessential brightness,
rare almost as beams, yet overwhelmingly potent,
strong like the greatest force of world-balancing.
"Craving For Spring" by D H Lawrence
They balance upon arched insteps like springing bridges of crimson lacquer;
they swing up over curved heels like whirling tanagers sucked
in a wind-pocket; they flatten out, heelless, like July ponds,
flared and burnished by red rockets.
"Towns in Colour" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Salt Spring Coffee couple balances profit with helping planet.
They are experimenting with a more balanced, year-round academic calendar that would put the summer term more on par with the fall and spring.
Without precipitation, lime applied to help balance pH in spring 2012 cannot infiltrate the soil and take full effect.
Using a balanced scoring attack, the Spring Hill Bronco football squad posted an impressive 59-6 win versus Osawatomie in the District 4A finale on Oct 27.
In this first of a three-part series, we examine the challenges of keeping employees happy and balanced during and after the busy spring season.
The latest wristwatch also features Omega 's exclusive co-axial caliber 8507 movement and Si 14 silicon balance spring.
Yadira Altamirano received a principle reduction from Bank of America of $305,000 off her loan balance of $640,000 on her Spring Valley home.
Spring is a special season down on the farm: a time for planting in hopes that the coming season will be blessed with the right balance of rain and sunshine to produce healthy plants and eventually a bountiful harvest.
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois will host their first-ever Community New Balance Girls on the Run 5K race to conclude the spring program season.

In science:

In Ref., authors presented the proposal for measuring the Casimir force with the presence of a tiny spring in order to get a balanced position and the oscillation frequency.
Repulsive Casimir force between silicon dioxide and superconductor