October arrives, and you set your springs on a coni. It catches around midnight. At 4am you arrive and collect your fur, and reset. Another long day and evening draw on with your springs in the set position. Only for a brief time are they "relaxed" around the body of your catch. Again and again, day after day, the springs remain set, save for those moments when fur is in the trap. From Oct. to Feb. In all kinds of weather your springs spend most of the time set. If they weren't set, you couldn't catch the animal. So what difference does it make, if they are set or not? In one sense, they are in storage, and another sense, they are standing sentinel. I have "weak" conis that are "easy" to set and they kill just as well as my besliles.
John 1:1 Ev apxn nv O loyos, kai O loyos nv TTpos tov 0eov, kai 0eos nv O loyos.