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:

    I love to weigh, to settle, to gravitate toward that which most strongly and rightfully attracts me;Mnot hang by the beam of the scale and try to weigh less,—not suppose a case, but take the case that is; to travel the only path I can, and that on which no power can resist me. It affords me no satisfaction to commence to spring an arch before I have got a solid foundation.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)