Throwing wheel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Throwing wheel (Pottery) a machine on which earthenware is first rudely shaped by the hand of the potter from a mass of clay revolving rapidly on a disk or table carried by a vertical spindle; a potter's wheel.
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Usage

In literature:

He went over with a great whirling movement, almost like one throwing the half of a boy's cart-wheel.
"The Innocence of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
Why didn't they throw off the belt Instead of going clear down in the wheel-pit?
"North of Boston" by Robert Frost
Far better, he realized, to wait there on the railroad track and throw himself under the wheels of the express and be done with it.
"Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" by Stephen Leacock
If I believed that, I would throw myself under the wheels of the train this very instant.
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
And see the beautiful rainbow in the water that the wheel throws up!
"Elsie's Vacation and After Events" by Martha Finley
This piece, though light enough to be wheeled by two men, throws a shell weighing 187 lbs.
"The Illustrated War News, Number 15, Nov. 18, 1914" by Various
While the air pressure might stop the wheels, there was danger of throwing the cars off their trucks.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
Suddenly he wheeled, and throwing his lance to a charge, came galloping back.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Josiah was then nine years old, but already he was throwing clay on the potter's wheel.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Throwing the wheel somewhat to port, Captain Halstead tried to come up on the Drab's quarter.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
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In poetry:

Ag. What, hath Hesperus forgot to light heavens tapers up?
Or be the Charret wheeles of Night o're loaden
with the leaden waights of sleepe,
That she delayes to throw her misty veyle
upon the face of things?
"Rhodon And Iris. Act I" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Kids Clay Workshop hand building, wheel throwing classes for ages 6 and up.
Most airlines afford us 50 pounds in our carry-ons, but guess what: That ubiquitous black bag you're wheeling around LAX weighs about 10 pounds – before you even throw a pair of socks inside.
Stock axles work great within factory parameters, but when you throw power-adders, larger tires, and extreme wheeling into the mix, stock axles can buckle under the pressure.
Kids Clay Workshop hand-building, wheel-throwing clay class.
Beginning to Throw on the Potter's Wheel.
In most cases threesomes don't work—there's always that third wheel to throw off the balance.
Hand building, wheel throwing classes for ages 6 and up.
Roger Morris write about how to throw a wine dinner tips from Jennifer Stillabower who has staged charity wine dinners for Meals on Wheels Delaware.
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