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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

1 A place where groundwater flows naturally from the water table in rock onto the land surface.

2 The season of growth, between winter and summer, when...

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Springs

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

English: variant of Spring.

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spring

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

full of the joys of spring: see joy.

hope springs eternal: see hope.

no spring chicken: see chicken

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Spring

James Thomson.

Edited by James Sambrook.

in James Thomson: The Seasons

Primary Text.

  Come, gentle SPRING, Etherial Mildness, come,

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Springs

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 46 words.

• Springs • proceedings • tidings • pickings • feelings • filings • Cummings • gleanings • imaginings • earnings

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Springs

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 46 words.

• Springs • proceedings • tidings • pickings • feelings • filings • Cummings • gleanings • imaginings • earnings

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springer

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 41 words.

The bottom stone of an *arch resting on the *impost on either side, that is at the level at which an arch springs from its supports. The line across between the two springers is called the...

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Spring

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 175 words.

Variants: Springs, Sprinks, Sprink

Current frequencies: GB 1865, Ireland 194 • GB frequency 1881: 1381 • Main

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Spring

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 157 words.

1. English: of uncertain origin. Early examples, as for example William Spring (Yorkshire 1280), all point to a personal

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springs

J. Bahr.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 196 words.

A spring is a location where groundwater flows naturally, that is, discharges to the land surface or into a surface

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Springs

James E. Brady.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of the Americas. 553 words.

Natural springs, places where water bubbles up from or emerges from the earth, provide one of the basic necessities of

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<p>Spring</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 306 words.

It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning,

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<p>Spring</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 306 words.

It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning,

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<p>Spring</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 306 words.

It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning,

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<p>Spring</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 306 words.

It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning,

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<p>Spring</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 306 words.

It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning,

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<p>Spring</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 306 words.

It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning,

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spring

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A coil of fine wire capable of returning to its original shape when bent. An apron spring is a component of a removable orthodontic appliance used to reduce an overjet. It is a flexible...

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springing

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 87 words.

The springing of an *arch is the point at which it starts from its supporting element—a pier, or the plinth at the top of a column. A stilted arch is one in which the beginning of the curve...

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spring

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

V.

past sprang or sprung; past part. sprung

n.

1 short for spring tide.

2 an upward curvature of a ship's deck planking from...

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spring

Overview page.

The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November; in...

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