Spring back

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spring back (Bookbinding) a back with a curved piece of thin sheet iron or of stiff pasteboard fastened to the inside, the effect of which is to make the leaves of a book thus bound (as a ledger or other account or blank book) spring up and lie flat.
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Usage

In literature:

Yet it must be owned that the good lady felt rather like bending a bow that would spring back again.
"More Bywords" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Two movements he made while the buckskin sat back upon his haunches and gathered his muscles for a forward spring.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
If left unmolested it was plainly evident that they would take a small fortune back to Wabinosh House with them early in the spring.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
By pulling the string he could spring the lath, and then let it snap back to its place.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
And Spring came back to the Northland.
"The Trail of the Tramp" by A-No. 1 (AKA Leon Ray Livingston)
It jerked back again like a spring.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
When he turned back he made a sort of wild spring that I didn't understand at first.
"Us and the Bottleman" by Edith Ballinger Price
He wove the cord back and forth across the bunk through the auger holes in place of springs.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
This movement almost cost him his life, for, in springing back, he allowed his opponent time to reach down and pick up his revolver.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
Touching it on the top, springs back.
"Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes" by Miss Parloa
She drew back with a springing movement, and a sort of cry of pain.
"In The Palace Of The King" by F. Marion Crawford
I shall only remain here to-morrow, or next day at farthest; so that Julia will go immediately back to Holly Springs.
"Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister, 1857-78" by Ulysses S. Grant
A moment later his whole front gave way, and springing forward with fixed bayonets we pushed him in utter confusion back to his original line.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
His whole attitude was one of strain, as if he barely held himself back from springing at the other's throat.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
Dey never seed no metal springs dem days but jus' wove cords back and forth, up and down and across, to lay de mattress on.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
With the realization of the moral responsibility of women the natural relations of life spring back to their due biological adjustment.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Suddenly the most appalling noise rent the air, and caused me to spring back from my bride in terror.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
As for winter, are you worse now than you were a month back, or than you will be at the opening of the spring?
"Rousseau" by John Morley
He's been keeping it back to spring as a sensation.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
It was silence like that of a tiger falling back for a spring.
"Marion Arleigh's Penance" by Charlotte M. Braeme
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In poetry:

The minstrel bird of evening
Comes back on joyous wings,
And, like the harp's soft murmur,
Is heard the gush of springs.
"The Serenade" by William Cullen Bryant
I who love the Spring so well
Shall be sleeping, some glad day,
When her hosts come back to dwell
In their old, familiar way.
"A Distant Spring" by Charles Hanson Towne
Might we follow in thy track,
This parting should not be!
But the spring shall give us violets back,
And every flower but thee!
"Carolan's Prophecy" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The spring comes back again, the fields rejoice,
Carols of gladness ring from every tree;
But I shall hear thy wild triumphant voice
No more: my summer song has died with thee.
"Lament Of A Mocking-Bird" by Frances Anne Kemble
SPRING will come to help me: she'll be back again,
Back with the soft sun, the sun I knew before.
She will wear her green gown, the emerald gown she wore
When the white-faced windflowers blew along the lane.
"Spring Will Come" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
High the victors’ taunting yell
Rings above the battle roar,
And they bid her mock farewell
As she seeks the farther shore,
Till they see her sudden swinging, crouching for the leap and springing
Back to boom and chain and bloody fray once more.
"Albemarle Cushing" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

One of our governments (state or US) has us springing our clocks forward in March and falling back in November.
Remember the phrase, "Spring Forward, Fall Back".
In Paris, for spring 2013, the tux is back.
The Route 480 underpass project that started way back in early spring has seen its share of delays over the course of the year.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Back to Mobile.
He will enter spring training as the backup catcher to Alex Avila, with Bryan Holaday — who had been poised to make the team out of camp — likely to start the season back at Triple A.
Alan Vanderink had a choice a few weeks ago when Kent State head coach Doug Martin called the junior into his office and asked him to switch positions from wide receiver to running back for the upcoming spring practice season.
Spring training is back in the MLB and it will certainly be a very interesting season for baseball.
Celebration of Swamp Pop contributes to bring Spring Bayou back to its original beauty.
J.Lo attended the London premiere of The Back-up Plan on Wednesday night at Leicester Square wearing a stunning one-shoulder leather number from the Lanvin Spring 2010 collection.
A Colorado Springs boy taken from his parents' bedroom back in 1986 has now been missing for almost 25 years.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. John Harding is a familiar face to Southern Colorado viewers KKTV 11 News welcomes back John after a 10 year hiatus.
Hopkinsville City Council member Ann Cherry was back in Circuit Court this morning, where a trial date was set for next spring.
Back in 2010, Smith was traveling to Colorado Springs to train with his Paralympic shooting team.
Back in the spring, I wrote about the ioShutter, a remote trigger that connects to digital cameras using a cable and iOS app.
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In science:

Looking back over the past months, the wonderful and enjoyable experience to which the organizers and these spring days of April 2002 treated us has grown into a happy and vivid memory of the best science has to offer. I feel truely priviliged to have attended a sparkling forum and ‘symposion’.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Einstein had known that the Entwurf equations produced the wrong perihelion advance for Mercury since 1913. A second set-back that undermined his confidence in the theory came in spring 1915 when Levi-Civita carefully studied Einstein’s long Academy paper and found fault with its derivation of the field equations.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
We then stop the translation stage and move it backwards until the spring goes back to its rest position without loosing contact with the slider, which remains at rest (contact loss could make the slider surf over the granular layer as we push it forth at large velocity, meaning above 40 µm.s−1).
Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter
J/ψ • multiple D , D∗ or D∗∗ mesons • a single D∗ or D∗∗ meson • a single D meson • other particles 24The HFAG/BtoCharm group was formed in the spring of 2005; it performs its work using an XML database backed web application.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
We might explain how stretching a spring makes it pull backwards as it tries to contract back to its natural length.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
If you compress the spring, it’ll push back against the compression as it tries to expand.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
Moreover, the nano-gram test masses used here allow for optomechanical back-action in the form of cooling or the optical spring effect [14, 15], setting the stage for a new class of motional sensors.
A microchip optomechanical accelerometer
It may repeatedly switch back and forth between the two regimes, dependent on the impact velocity and the spring constants kn and kt .
Coefficient of tangential restitution for the linear dashpot model
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