Wheel window

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wheel window (Arch) a circular window having radiating mullions arranged like the spokes of a wheel. Cf. Rose window, under Rose.
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Usage

In literature:

I'm sorry about that, but I can go on with a broken window, which I couldn't do if I had a broken wheel.
"The Story of a Stuffed Elephant" by Laura Lee Hope
The roaring and clattering of the wheels came to his ears on the fresh night air as he again looked out of the window.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Do we meet with any circular or wheel-shaped windows of the Norman era?
"The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed." by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
This is in a decorated style, with a large wheel window and elaborately ornamented pinnacles.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
At the sound of the wheels on the gravel, my uncle's window opened.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
Each time she heard wheels she went to the window and looked out.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The train was stopping at her station with rattling windows and a despairing grind of the wheels.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
This din of rolling wheels beneath my window, Let it renew for me the ocean's roar!
"The Woman Who Dared" by Epes Sargent
The sound of wheels reached her alert senses, and she arose and went to the window overlooking the lane.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
She sat anxiously watching at the window, when there was a sound of carriage-wheels in the avenue.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
He was for ever looking out of the window and listening for chariot-wheels.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The wheel-window above, though Romanesque in design, bears the date 1439.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
This is the best form of tracery for circular windows, naturally enough called wheel windows when so filled.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
A wheel couldn't sound in the avenue but what I was at the window!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As we flew along the rails the locomotive swayed from side to side, and I could hear a loud rattling of wheels and of window glass.
"The House by the Lock" by C. N. Williamson
But the south doorway and the chaste wheeled window above it are equally superb.
"In the Border Country" by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
Tea was over and Mr. Buckham drew his wife's wheel-chair back to its usual place by the window.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
Come over to the window, and I'll show you how the wheels go round.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
The wheel window of the main facade dates from 1274.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
We wheeled his chair to the window and propped him up with pillows.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
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In poetry:

And NELL began to sleepy feel,
Poor AARON then would come,
And underneath her window wheel
His plain harmonium.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Till the gale blew off on the marshes
And the windows showed the day,
And the Ox and the Ass together
Wheeled and clattered away.
"Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling
The Sandman's coming in his train of cars
With moonbeam windows and with wheels of stars
So hush you little ones and have no fear
The man-in-the-moon he is the engineer
"The Sandman" by Anonymous British
He is older than the seas,
Older than the plains and hills,
And older than the light that spills
From the sun's hot wheel on these.
He wakes the gale that tears your trees,
He sings to you from window sills.
"The God Called Poetry" by Robert Graves
We opened all the windows wide; and, with the sound of wheels
Upon the echoing pavement, the night, with shadows murk,
Came to us, and was welcomed with heartiness and joy
Unto our modest festival, our cosy nook of work.
"Dreams" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
"The mother of him at the window looks out thro' the lattice to listen--
Why roll not the wheels of his chariot? why does he stay?
Shall he not return with the booty of battle, and glisten
In songs of his triumph--ye women, why do ye not say?"
"Jael" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Nu-Wa's HitchHiker II S-series fifth-wheel trailer features a brand-new exterior, as well as new rear bay windows.
"We humans incorporate the circle in the labyrinths we create in medicine wheels, in church stained glass windows, in advent wreaths, in Navajo sand paintings and Tibetan sand mandalas ," Schadewald said.
) Specifically, mouse-wheel scrolling doesn't work the way it should, by which I mean you can't just point your cursor inside a window and start scrolling .
The program works exactly as advertised: Just point your mouse at a window and spin that scroll wheel.
Here's just the thing for that boy racer on your Christmas shopping list: a $1,700 steering wheel with lights and a data readout window mounted into the rim.
In addition to window tinting , Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer auto detailing, reconditioning services, auto security, custom wheel and tire packages and styling accessories.
Make Your Scroll Wheel Work in Every Window.
It has four wheels, four windows, a steering wheel and a glove box.
We have had a good response to our offer of giving away 2012 Wheels Reunion dash plaques and Wheels featured car window stickers for folks who have had their cars, trucks or bikes featured on this page.
Traction Control, Stability Control, ABS (4-Wheel), Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, AM /FM Stereo MP3, Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags, Power Seat.
All Sparks come with power windows, air conditioning, OnStar connectivity, 10 airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, a trip computer, alloy wheels, stability control and a five-speed manual transmission.
There may be a window of opportunity to keep the wrecking ball away from the former Imperial Pools building in East Wheeling, but Mayor Andy McKenzie said it is rapidly closing.
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In science:

An optics wheel can position a CaF2 imaging window, a CaF2 transmission grism, or a fully opaque mask in the beam.
GALEX: Galaxy Evolution Explorer
The array was flat fielded by rotating our chopper wheel at the entrance window of SPIFI to alternately sample between the chopper blade and the (very emissive) sky at 205 µm.
Detection of the 205 um [NII] Line from the Carina Nebula
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