Origin of ratchet wheel
Words nearby ratchet wheel
How to use ratchet wheel in a sentence
Lawmaking by legislatures is also a one-way ratchet—Legislators get credit for passing laws, not pruning them.
They were racing toward the corner of Tompkins and Myrtle avenues with Johnson at the wheel when another call came over the radio.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They think Putin is the only evil in Russia and dream about getting rid of him,” he said, tightening his grip on the wheel.
Maybe the wheel will turn again, and heterosexuality will come to seem edgy.
It was only a matter of time that the wheel turned its full revolution.
Never again would he sit behind that wheel rejoicing in the insolence of speed.
He deposited it on the vacant seat, clambered up behind the wheel, and started.
The non-elastic character of water made it unsuitable for a machine requiring a fly-wheel.
To quote Mrs. Kaye, 'A Liberal peer is as useful as a fifth wheel to a coach, and as ornamental as whitewash.'Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
I think 6½ feet diameter for the fly, and 9½ inches diameter for the small wheel, will give speed enough to the drum.