Spring

Spring(s) may refer to:

  • Spring (season), a season of the year
  • Spring (hydrology), a natural source of water
  • Spring (device), a mechanical device that stores energy
  • Spring (mathematics), a geometric surface in the shape of a helically coiled tube
  • Springs (tide), in oceanography, the spring tide
  • Spring (political terminology), often used to name periods of political liberalization

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Famous quotes containing the word spring:

    Ae spring brought off her master hale,
    But left behind her ain grey tail:
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    In almost all climes the tortoise and the frog are among the precursors and heralds of this season, and birds fly with song and glancing plumage, and plants spring and bloom, and winds blow, to correct this slight oscillation of the poles and preserve the equilibrium of nature.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The spring is here, young and beautiful as ever, and absolutely shocking in its display of reckless maternity; but the Judas tree will bloom for you on the Bosphorus if you get there in time. No one ever loved the dog-wood and Judas tree as I have done, and it is my one crown of life to be sure that I am going to take them with me to heaven to enjoy real happiness with the Virgin and them.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)