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  • n. Plural form of wheel.
  • n. An automobile or other vehicle
  • n. Well-developed thigh muscles.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wheel.


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  • Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them; _for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels_ .... [

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

  • I read the post but I have also read that greasing the wheels is a very well accepted way in Mexico to handle matters or at least smooth out the possible problems.

    This one is hard to believe, even for Mexico

  • This is the scene in the press room here at the Kennedy Space Center when they heard that term wheels stop.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2005

  • But its not just Nick, my collection of letters and information to parliamentarians reveals this pattern is part and parcel of Australian politics … these people do get carried to the stage but so often on a promise, and when revealed as such, the long term wheels fall off … dishonesty begets dishonesty …. - Comments

  • As in, "I need a new set of wheels, man," - where "wheels" - stands in for "car."

    Say It Like This, Mean It Like That

  • That's right, within the diameter of the wheels is a fully-independent suspension with a trailing arm design and coil-over shocks.

    Automotive X Prize Video: Edison2 Very Light Car - Beneath the carbon fiber

  • It's actually classified as a motorcycle because of the three wheels, which is a great asset because it allows you, theoretically, to use this on the highways in most states, and actually in all cities.

    Paul Moller on the Skycar

  • Alcide, enchanted with his own joke, drew out his notebook, and in it wrote the following memorandum, destined to figure in a forthcoming French and Russian dictionary: “Telga, a Russian carriage with four wheels, that is when it starts; with two wheels, when it arrives at its destination.”

    Michael Strogoff

  • But the man who says that the movement of the wheels is the cause refutes himself, for having once begun to analyze he ought to go on and explain further why the wheels go round; and till he has reached the ultimate cause of the movement of the locomotive in the pressure of steam in the boiler, he has no right to stop in his search for the cause.

    War and Peace

  • The wheels are a fifth of the price of imports and save on tons of steal at the same time.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: The People's Planet - December 24, 2000


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