from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stream which originates in springs.


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  • In a season of prosperity William York moved from the cave and built a blacksmith's shop beside the road where it forks, where one of the forks turns down the middle of the spring-branch bed, on its way to the mill and to Byrdstown.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • Quarters over on a high hill 'cross the spring-branch from the white peoples 'house.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 3 Work Projects Administration

  • The rock ledge among the beech trees was not half way to her home, but it was a picturesque place to rest, and down below was the roof of the York home and the spring-branch, as it wound its way to the Wolf River.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • Brooks home, on across the spring-branch, up beside the York home and then up the mountain.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • The small spring-branch on which we encamped empties into the Salinas River.

    What I Saw in California Edwin Bryant

  • Securing the farm that had been given the bride, they modeled into a one-room home the corn-crib of Elijah Pile, that stood across the spring-branch and up the mountainside.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • Dismounting from our horses at a limpid spring-branch near the house, we slaked our thirst, and made our hydropathical breakfast from its cool and delicious water.

    What I Saw in California Edwin Bryant

  • Every mountain cabin is built close to a spring-branch.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts Girl Scouts of the United States of America 1918

  • Back of the house was the "spring-branch" of which she had spoken as a gauge to the stage of the flood.

    A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck 1904

  • I'm goin 'back ter see how my daddy's farin' an 'whether he's got a chanst ter live, but ---- "she paused abruptly and her voice fell," thar's a spring-branch over thar by my house.

    A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck 1904


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