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“Spring Forward, Fall Back” And Other Memory Tricks You’ve Probably ForgottenMnemonics (named after the Greek goddess of memory) are tricky little linguistic devices used to remember something ... and great mnemonics never go out of fashion. Let's take a look at a few.
- balance of terror,
- balance of trade,
- balance pipe,
- balance shaft,
- balance sheet,
- balance staff,
- balance the books,
- balance weight,
- balance wheel,
Origin of balance spring
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for balance spring
The balance-spring is attached at its outer end to a fixed stud R, and at its inner end to staff of balance.
This balance compensates both for its own expansion and contraction, and that of the balance-spring.