sprocket-wheel love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In machinery, a wheel upon which are radial projections that engage the links of a chain passing over it.


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  • I tell Polly that Four Oaks is a sprocket-wheel for maids, with two links of an endless chain always on top.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • He pointed to a bicycle that was drawn up by the kerb in the approach -- a machine of the road-racer type, with an enormous sprocket-wheel, indicating a gear of, at least, ninety.

    The Red Thumb Mark

  • That gentleman appears to favour the strenuous life, if one may judge by the size of his sprocket-wheel. "

    The Red Thumb Mark


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