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And he laughed again his metallic laughter like a wound-up spring.

The General said that when he got started he was like a wound-up clock—you either had to let it run down or smash it.

The crank is turned by a wound-up spring, the effect of which is, however, normally held in check by a catch.

If it is proper to call a wound-up spring or weight latent heat then its present use is a correct one.

His eyes were blue and intense, and they gave Kieran the feeling that this man was a wound-up spring.

He reminds one of a wound-up toy that is held in the air and allowed to run down.

If it had not been for that grave thing she would have felt like a wound-up spring, intent with energy, filled with action.

They knew every one, and five perpetual bows were everlastingly see-sawing like a wound-up machine going through its performance.

Her fixed female soul, her wound-up female will would solidify into stone—whereas his must break.

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