Stem-winding | Article about stem-winding by The Free Dictionary
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Pertaining to a timepiece that is wound by an internal mechanism turned by an external knob and stem (the winding button of a watch).
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29) Indeed, in 1861, stem-winding
speeches designed to motivate prospective volunteers seldom included the usual tropes of heroism--detailed stories of killing an enemy on the battlefield, or of privation and suffering, or references to specific iconic heroes in previous American wars such as Andrew Jackson or George Washington.
Coalition founder Robertson delivered a stem-winding
tirade at the RTV's "Faith and Freedom Gala" Saturday night.
Read too, about RadioShack's Chairman Len Roberts, whose stem-winding
speech to the 41st IFA Annual Convention will no doubt inspire others to head in the direction he chose to reach the top.