Mame was looking at the table like a boy looks at his first stem-winder.
"stem-winder and -setter," continued Barrifield, undisturbed.
One day after I had been at X—— a couple of months, we had a stem-winder of a storm.
Let's anybody look at it, and keeps a holt o' the stem-winder.
There's a new bank examiner over at the First, and he's a stem-winder.
stem-winder somehow has more life in it, more fancy and vividness, than the literal keyless-watch.