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Use "overwound" in a sentence
"An overwound clock began unraveling in her chest, time spinning out of control as she fought for breath."
"Barthelmess mostly fares okay, other than a few over-the-top speeches, but the fresh-faced Fairbanks can't shake a kind of gee-whiz naiveté, and William Janney, playing Scott's younger brother Donny, is even more overwound."
"There's Lumiere, a candelabra with the pizzazz of Maurice Chevalier; Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers), an overwound mantle clock with a taste for puns ( "If it's not baroque, don't fix it"); a warm English teapot (Angela Lansbury) and her baby cup, Chip."