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springless

[spring-lis] /ˈsprɪŋ lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no springs:
a springless bed.
2.
lacking liveliness or resilience; lifeless:
His shoulders drooped and his walk had become springless.
Origin of springless
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; spring + -less
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  • The girls laughed at each other with wet eyes, and went off with springless steps.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The horse-carts of the country are springless and not too comfortable.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • The telyegi, I may explain, are springless carts upon four wheels.

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • This was a low, two-wheeled, springless box of an affair, in which you sat as best you could on the boards.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • The Old Hundred was then sung, and when its last notes had died on the night air the springless cart went jolting down the path.

    The Deemster

    Hall Caine
  • Mother and we girls found it more comfortable riding than the springless prairie-schooners.

    Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
  • When you reach the last station you still have to ride ten miles in a springless wagon over rough roads.

    The Woodcraft Girls at Camp

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • It was springless, heavy of wheel, and with a cover having the entrance-opening at the side.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Lee, jolting on a springless contrivance over an informal road, kept his hand on the bags beside him.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • It was not surprising that some of the soldiers were already dead when they were taken out of the rough, springless wagons.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere

    Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart

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