from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In bookbinding, a false back put on the sewed sections of a book, which springs upward when the book is opened flat, but returns to its proper position when the book is closed.


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  • The “spring-back” feeling is imprecise, and on longer lists you can often end up scrolling much faster than you want.

    Hands-on Review of Sony’s X-Series Walkman | Sync Blog 2009

  • Figure 16 Workpiece spring-back after each force reaction

    3. Processes within in the Material B. Zierenberg 1990

  • Elastic materials spring back after application of force by a certain measure - what is called spring-back.

    3. Processes within in the Material B. Zierenberg 1990

  • To compensate spring-back, punch and base are so arranged that the sheet is slightly bent over during the process.

    5. Bending Techniques B. Zierenberg 1990

  • When bending dies are used, attention has to be paid to the fact that, due to spring-back, the radii of bending dies should be smaller than the desired bending radius requires it.

    5. Bending Techniques B. Zierenberg 1990

  • Figure 15 Bending property of various materials 1 bending force acts on brittle material, 2 workpiece fracture, 3 bending force acts on spring-tempered workpiece, 4 workpiece spring-back

    3. Processes within in the Material B. Zierenberg 1990

  • The winding mandrel, due to the wire spring-back, must be smaller than the internal spring diameter:

    5. Bending Techniques B. Zierenberg 1990

  • These are contained in a 'spring-back' portfolio, thus forming a handy volume in which pages can be inserted anywhere at will.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan

  • Then, when any one pamphlet is wanted, send for the case containing it, find it and withdraw it at once by its number, place it in one of the Koch spring-back binders, and give it to the reader precisely like any book that is served at the library counter.

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries Ainsworth Rand Spofford

  • At last the eel was freed from the hook, and lay quietly coiled round the bottom of the basket, turning several small fish out of their places, and making a considerable hubbub amongst the occupants of the wicker prison, the excitement being principally displayed by flappings of tails and short spring-back leaps.

    Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home George Manville Fenn 1870


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