They wanted the paintings for their home and were not interested in wheeling and dealing.
Finally, to a prolonged roar, came Phyllis wheeling Del in her chair.
And it lets the seams show on all your wheeling and dealing.
Perolla, wheeling about, had half drawn his sword, while Marcia shrunk back into the shadow.
At wheeling, he passed on the question answered by him for Breckinridge to answer.
Then he backed out into the Street and, wheeling, galloped across the plaza and again faced the saloon.
"You see, you're not used to wheeling a wheelbarrow," Jimmy told him.
Round about him all sorts of sea-birds were wheeling and crying.
Columbus, by stage via Zanesville, Cambridge to wheeling (49-50).
The bell rang, there was a sudden bustle and wheeling about of trollies, and the train glided in.
Old English hweol, hweogol, from Proto-Germanic *khwekhwlan, *khwegwlan (cf. Old Norse hvel, Old Swedish hiughl, Old Frisian hwel, Middle Dutch weel), from PIE *k(w)e-k(w)lo- "wheel, circle" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kolo "wheel"), a reduplicated form from root *k(w)el- "to go round" (see cycle (n.)).
The root wegh-, "to convey, especially by wheeled vehicle," is found in virtually every branch of Indo-European, including now Anatolian. The root, as well as other widely represented roots such as aks- and nobh-, attests to the presence of the wheel -- and vehicles using it -- at the time Proto-Indo-European was spoken. [Watkins, p. 96]Figurative sense is early 14c. Slang wheels "a car" is recorded from 1959. Wheeler-dealer is from 1954, a rhyming elaboration of dealer; wheelie is from 1966.
"to turn like a wheel," early 13c., from wheel (n.); transitive sense attested from late 14c. Related: Wheeled; wheeling.
(Heb. galgal; rendered "wheel" in Ps. 83:13, and "a rolling thing" in Isa. 17:13; R.V. in both, "whirling dust"). This word has been supposed to mean the wild artichoke, which assumes the form of a globe, and in autumn breaks away from its roots, and is rolled about by the wind in some places in great numbers.