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stemwinder

or stem-winder

[stem-wahyn-der] /ˈstɛmˈwaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a stemwinding watch.
2.
Older Slang.
  1. something remarkable of its kind.
  2. a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address.
  3. a stirring orator.
Origin of stemwinder
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; stem1 + winder
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