from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In milit. engin., a line passing diagonally from one pontoon of a bridge to another.


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  • Sometimes it will surface through a spring-line, i.e. above ground level where it is forced out of the hill side because an impermeable layer prevents further downward flow.

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  • If luck is on your side, a spring-line may exist above the level of the camp site.

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  • This side-partner of yours didn't get his pay before he went ashore with the spring-line;

    The Price Francis Lynde 1893

  • Though haste in making fast is the spring-line man's first duty, Griswold took a fraction of a second to look around him.

    The Price Francis Lynde 1893

  • Come — out with your spring-line — what’re you about there!

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 2003


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