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great wheel

noun, Horology.
the wheel immediately driven by the power source. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was a great wheel, which revolved on an axis, like a vertical mill wheel.

    Rollo in Paris Jacob Abbott
  • Soon the great wheel was whirring in every New England house.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • It was like the turning of a great wheel or the rocking of an old cradle.

    In the Border Country Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • He placed the butt of the lever he had cut under the hub of the great wheel.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • The great wheel we had set whirling went spinning on with power.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • The time for letting go of a great wheel is when it starts down hill.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • From him they obtained the great wheel which had been left by me in his care.

    Stories of Invention Edward E. Hale
  • Yet his going was like the breaking of some great wheel at the centre of industry.

  • One misses the rush of the great wheel of time in a spot like this.

    The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green
  • He has simply been a pawn on the chess-board, or a cog in the great wheel.

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