stem-winder

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stem-wind·er

(stĕm′wīn′dər)
n.
1. A stem-winding watch.
2. A rousing oration, especially a political one.

stem-winder

n
(Horology) a watch wound by an expanded crown on the bar projecting outside the case, as opposed to one wound by a separate key. Also called: stem-winding watch
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Noun1.stem-winder - a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece
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For a man more accustomed to delivering policy-packed stem-winders, Mr Clinton's deeply personal address underscored the historic night for Democrats, and the nation.
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"If we had any single mistake in 1995," he said, "it was failing to be aggressive enough in reaching past the news media." His three guests delivered stem-winders that regurgitated conservative bromides: Cut taxes, deregulate, destroy liberal parties.