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Spring(s) may refer to:





  • Spring (operating system), an experimental operating system from Sun Microsystems
  • Spring Framework, Spring for short, an open source application framework for the Java platform
  • Spring project, an open-source RTS engine inspired by Total Annihilation
  • SPRING, a GIS and remote sensing image processing system with an object-oriented data model


  • Spring (Runelords), a character in The Runelords series of fantasy novels by David Farland

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones, the transition from winter into summer.


  • Come, gentle Spring! ethereal mildness, come.
  • The flowers anew returning seasons bring,
    But beauty faded has no second spring.
  • The year's at the spring,
    And day's at the morn;
    Morning's at seven;
    The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
    The lark's on the wing;
    The snail's on the thorn;
    God's in His heaven--
    All's right with the world ! 
  • Is it so small a thing
    To have enjoy'd the sun,
    To have lived light in the spring,
    To have loved, to have thought, to have done;
  • Listen, can you hear it? Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.
    • Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Wake Up Call, 1992
  • O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day!
  • What does winter or autumn or spring or summer know of memory. They know nothing of memory. They know that seasons pass and return. They know that they are seasons. That they are time. And they know how to affirm themselves. And they know how to impose themselves. And they know how to maintain themselves, What does autumn know of summer. What sorrows do seasons have. None hate. None love. They just pass.
    • Giannina Braschi, in "Pastoral or the Inquisition of Memories" from "Empire of Dreams" (Yale).
  • Nothing is so beautiful as Spring—
    When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush
    Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
    Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
    The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.


  • An optimist is the human personification of spring.
    • Susan J. Bissonette
  • Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
  • To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
  • The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
  • Spring is nature's way of saying "let's party!"
    • Robin Williams
  • In the landscape of spring, there is neither better nor worse. The flowering branches grow naturally, some long, some short.

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Spring may refer to:

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

SPRING (from "to spring," "to leap or jump up," "burst out," O. Eng., springan, a common Teut. word, cf. Ger. springen, possibly allied to Gr. o rEpX& s0ac, to move rapidly), primarily the act of springing or leaping. The word is hence applied in various senses: to the season of the year in which plant life begins to bud and shoot; to a source of water springing or welling up from below the surface of the earth and flowing away as a stream or standing in a pool (see Water Supply); or to an elastic or resilient body or contrivance for receiving and imparting mechanical power. The most common form in which springs in this last sense are made is that of a spiral coil of wire or narrow band of steel. There are many uses to which they are put, e.g. for communicating motion, as in a clock or watch (qq.v.), or for relieving concussion, as in the case of carriages (q.v.).

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From Wikispecies

Botanist (1814-1872).

Bible wiki

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From BibleWiki

(Heb. 'ain, "the bright open source, the eye of the landscape"). To be carefully distinguished from "well" (q.v.). "Springs" mentioned in Josh. 10:40 (Heb. 'ashdoth) should rather be "declivities" or "slopes" (R.V.), i.e., the undulating ground lying between the lowlands (the shephelah) and the central range of hills.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Simple English

Spring is the season after winter and before summer. The weather gets warmer because the ground is tilted towards the Sun. In many parts of the world plants grow and flowers bloom. Often people with hay fever suffer more. Many animals have their breeding seasons in spring.

At the start of spring, many people suffering from "Seasonal Affecting Disorder" often stop their symptoms.

Spring     Winter
   Summer           Autumn   

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