But far away across the square was the windmill vendor, with his big wheel of whirring splendour.
See how many skeins are on the big wheel, or drum as it is called.
It is then he realizes that he is only a spoke in the big wheel; that the spirit of the game puts another man in his place.
It consisted of a big wheel, with spokes made in zig-zag fashion.
The big wheel then moving was driven by the current, and it in turn operated the sawmill machinery on the inside of the boat.
"East by nothe, sir," repeated the quartermaster in mechanical tones, spinning the big wheel to the left.
The law required the opposite thing—the big wheel must be turned in the direction in which you are falling.
But just then Lulu felt something pulling her down toward where the big wheel went around and around, and she got frightened.
If there is just the least little fall of snow you can make a big wheel, with spokes in it, by your tracking.
The old leveller, Nature, is at her eternal work of rotation, turning the big wheel round.
: a big-wheel attitude/ Look at the big-wheel label on those jeans
An important person; big shot: Up to that juncture I was boss man of the family and big wheel
[1940s+; probably connected with Chicago underworld use wheels, ''gang chief, big shot,'' attested in 1932]