stem-winding


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stem-winding

[′stem ¦wīnd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
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.
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