• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wheel-cut cut, or ground and polished, on a wheel—of glass
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwéol; Ice. hjól.


In literature:

Straight as knife cuts hung the broken strings of the unused nets, threaded here and there with wheels of silken cobwebs.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
The ground having been softened by the rain the wheels cut deeply, there being of course no road.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
The wheels cut like knives into the mud.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Four of these wheels, armed with iron teeth, and revolving towards each other, were to cut her to pieces.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
So the train gave a lurch and dragged him under; and the wheels cut him at the hip.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
It was cut by gun-wheels, it was strewn with abandoned wagons, ambulances, accoutrements of all kinds.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
As his wheels rumbled away into the rain and dark, I felt that my cables were cut beyond recall.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Abruptly he wheeled the ship and started down again, cutting his rockets as the shadow swallowed them.
"A World is Born" by Leigh Douglass Brackett
Looks like there was time enough if we keep the wheels turning, but this snow and flood business may cut some figure.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
The natural rock is so soft that the wheel hubs cut into it very easily.
"Rollo in Naples" by Jacob Abbott
Here are the wheel tracks, Sol, and there is the road they've cut through the forest.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He wheels his guns, and is ready to cut them down with grape and canister.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
But the redskin's mental observations were suddenly cut short by Bob, who wheeled upon him with a sudden inspiration.
"The Fiery Totem" by Argyll Saxby
Scott spun the driver's wheel to the left and cut the car lights.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire
But, since Simon went on for a space and then wheeled, it also cut him off from the coulee.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Clock wheels are made of hard hammered brass cut out by a wheel cutting machine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Isn't a car-wheel made that'll cut through one.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
Wheel up and form a platoon to cut off the pursuit.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
Its wheels were sections of a tree trunk cut across.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
There would be a good deal of "skinning" and cutting of sods, levelling hillocks, and filling up hollows, and wheeling of clay.
"All-Hallow Eve; or, The Test of Futurity." by Robert Curtis

In poetry:

and then they placed me, tied me up on their plate,
and wheeled me out to their coffin, my nest.
Slowly the siren slowly the hearse, sedate
as a dowager. At the E. W. they cut off my dress.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
An' there it rod 'ithin the rwope,
Astraïn'd athirt, an' straïn'd along,
Down Thornhay's evenèn-lighted slope
An' up the beech-tree drong;
Where wheels a-bound so strong, cut out
On either zide a deep-zunk rout.
"The Wheel Routs" by William Barnes

In news:

In 1972, Allan Sekula decided to interrupt the "capitalist circulation of luxury goods through robbery and waste," so he shoplifted pricey cuts of meat and tossed them under the wheels of big rigs thundering down the highway.
Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives , a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago.
Parm wheels weigh a whopping 85 pounds apiece, and cutting into them the traditional way calls for a set of five special knives from Italy.
14-hour workdays cut into two-wheel time.
Use a pizza wheel to cut the three layers of phyllo dough into squares for Crisp Blueberry Shortcakes.
Measuring twice and cutting once was vital to stuff the new rear wheels and tires under the bed.
Park and recreation professionals from across the country are in Wheeling, West Virginia this week to attend the first ever NRPA Green School, a cutting edge two year program at the Oglebay Institute.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank says if the cliff is reached, programs like "WIC" and Meals on Wheels could be cut.
Officials are on track to save student MetroCards through some backroom wheeling and dealing — but it could end up hurting straphangers in the long run through higher fares or more service cuts.
Lane by lane, curb cut by parking space, in steps so scattered and incremental that they hardly get noticed, people on foot are wresting control of the asphalt from those behind the wheel.
Listen to Big Wheel Stunt Show's new Christmas cut, "Fireball".
In a once-vacant building in South Wheeling, Brett Francis and Michael Siebieda are welding, cutting and fabricating their way into the Marcellus and Utica Shale rush.
Huge closeups move across the screen like cardboard cut-outs, race cars whiz by on upside-down Hot Wheels tracks, high-speed tunnel chases explode in kaleidoscopic imagery -- go, Speed Racer , go.
If you are tempted to cut someone off in traffic, you might want to reconsider if that driver is a woman behind the wheel.
He used a cutoff wheel to cut to the outside of that top trim line.