Or are there wheels within wheels here we cannot even imagine?
wheels within wheels moved in his brain as he thought of the incredible irony of this ceremony.
In the region of politics, too, there are wheels within wheels—an imperium in imperio.
And so the marvels of Nature go on evolving,—wheels within wheels.
Connected, somehow, with the cloud and these monstrous creatures were wheels resembling precious stones, and wheels within wheels.
It was evident that he had a scheme of his own, worked by wheels within wheels.
She was one of the weariest of the wheels within wheels of Arthur Carroll's miserable system of life.
But there are wheels within wheels, and it is the little wheels that are the devil.
But the wheels within wheels and the shuffling of international politics were a mystery to his primitive, honest soul.
It is a case of wheels within wheels, of mystery crowning mystery.
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.