or stem′-wind`er,

1. a stemwinding watch.
2. a rousing speech or orator.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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The stemwinder included a jeremiad against windmills, praise for campaign manager Brad Parscale for being so tall and a long riff on Hillary Clinton's email practices, resulting in a brief "lock her up" chant.
But then he comes back 30 minutes later, following the conclusion of a stemwinder about thermosetting adhesives.
"It was a real stemwinder," said Bruce Berke, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business' New Hampshire chapter, with admiration.
What type of mechanical device might be described as a stemwinder? 8.
Meanwhile, Cruz was in Iowa to speak at the Reagan Dinner on Friday, a speech described by Politico as a "stemwinder" at an event "that was part fundraiser and part tea party rally."
But commentators conditioned to expect a soaring stemwinder from Obama were disappointed.
David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential nominee, delivered a stemwinder against the "corporations that rule us." He claimed he could walk into "any bowling alley" in America and people would agree with him about the need for political solutions to our most pressing problems.
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Alaska Governor and former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, it seems, hasn't lost her ability to deliver a raw, base-riling stemwinder.
When we have an organized program under way, like 5S (a Lean tool), sometimes there is a company stemwinder who is at the root of the program's success.
Long, I always wanted to deliver a real stemwinder of a keynote to a responsive crowd.
The soils formed under grassland conditions, and are classified as Orthic Dark Brown Chernozems belonging to the Stemwinder series.
Kucinich, further to the left than Dean, gave the most passionate and most well-received stemwinder of the evening, focusing especially on labor issues and a strike by Tyson workers in Wisconsin.