Stem-winder

Stem"-wind`er

(?), n. 1. A stem-winding watch. [Colloq.]
[1913 Webster]

2. Hence: (Fig.) Anything of superior quality, as was attributed to the stem-winding watch; -- esp. used to describe a stirring speech, as in the phrase "a stem-winder of a speech" or "delivered a stem-winder".
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