“I drank lots of rum and tried not to fall off my bicycle,” she said with a laugh.
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.
A bicycle group has planned a riding tour in the footsteps of Oswald.
Toulouse-Lautec did one very famous one, a poster for a bicycle chain, La Chaine Simpson.
Then you see him stoop to something this kind of person would never do, steal a bicycle.
He helped her to mend the bicycle, and they talked of the beauty of spring and of modern poetry.
The picture-house and the bicycle have damaged the brewer and the publican.
She had dodged two trolley cars and an automobile, only to be run down by a boy on a bicycle.
She left her bicycle, and, passing through a gate, vanished among the trees.
I'm so sorry, ma'am; I fell off my bicycle, and it's broken.
1868, coined from bi- "two" + Greek kyklos "circle, wheel" (see cycle (n.)), on the pattern of tricycle; both the word and the vehicle superseding earlier velocipede. The English word probably is not from French, though often said to be (many French sources say the French word is from English). The assumption apparently is because Pierre Lallement, employee of a French carriage works, improved Macmillan's 1839 pedal velocipede in 1865 and took the invention to America. See also pennyfarthing. As a verb, from 1869.
That ne plus ultra of snobbishness -- bicyclism.