Spring-balance

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spring-balance an instrument for determining the weight of a body by the elasticity of a spiral spring
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. springan; Ger. springen.

Usage

In literature:

During this Spring the Moravians strained every nerve to do an amount of work sufficient to balance their account with the Trustees.
"The Moravians in Georgia" by Adelaide L. Fries
With quivering eagerness they spring forward, bending, but in perfect balance.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Before taking his place in the operator's seat Tom started the motor, and by means of a spring balance tested the thrust of the propellers.
"Tom Swift and his Sky Racer" by Victor Appleton
But here again Huygens played a prominent part by first applying the coiled balance-spring for regulating watches and marine clocks.
"A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
It is difficult to stand upon a spring mattress, but Joan kept her balance.
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
I reply, on the same principle by which a butcher weighs a ham in a spring-balance.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
If in place of one of the weights we use a spring balance, as in Figs.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
It springs from our balancing of sects.
"The Man Without a Country and Other Tales" by Edward E. Hale
It springs from our balancing of sects.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
Fasten a metal roller to a spring balance and observe its weight.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
To do so we remove our balance spring and place the balance in position.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
The winter deficiency can hardly be balanced, even with the greatest exertions, by the spring.
"In the World War" by Count Ottokar Czernin
Curious to see whether fact would bear out theory, I had myself weighed with a spring balance.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
However, it is actually almost a half, as you see by this spring-balance here.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Life hung in the balance, the seasons coquetted, gray-haired old Winter trifling and flirting with the warm, blushing, sweet-breathed Spring.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
Toby, expecting to be caught, made a spring, but having no rope to take hold of, lost his balance, and over he went into the water.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Curious to see whether fact would bear out theory, I had myself weighed with a spring balance.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
In these experiments one end of the board was on a spring balance and the other rested on a table.
"Occultism and Common-Sense" by Beckles Willson
They can be tested by a pull of four or five pounds on a spring balance.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
And yet, spring was in the air, and it was hard, even for the ripe maturity of nineteen to be perfectly balanced.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
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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.
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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
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