• Oh, did you see a gentleman on a bicycle
    Oh, did you see a gentleman on a bicycle
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bicycler a person who rides a bicycle
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Safety bicycle Safety bicycle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Netherlands, there are special traffic lanes for bicycles. There are approximately 17,000 kms of cycle lanes with special bicycle traffic lights.
    • n Bicycler One who rides a bicycle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pedals were added to the bicycle in 1839.
    • n bicycler One who rides a bicycle.
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  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep pedalling, you'll fall.”
  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
  • Jose Antonio Viera Gallo
    Jose Antonio Viera Gallo
    “Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.”
  • Helen Keller
    “Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.”


In literature:

On the track directly in front of the oncoming car, a young girl had fallen from her bicycle.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
I frequently had ridden on a bicycle, and though the first ride made me stiff, I felt little inconvenience afterwards.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
The Use of the Bicycle.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
He could ride Harry's bicycle, but I don't think it would once enter into his head.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Only the Cycle Corps are allowed to use bicycles.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
He was a very handsome fellow, and made a good appearance upon his bicycle.
"Adventures in Toyland" by Edith King Hall
For wrapping we tried bicycle tape, waxed cord and cloth, with wax and plasticine for covering.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
What had she to do with the bicycle of a woman she hated.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
It's a ripping bicycle.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 22, 1914" by Various
I crept out of the pigsty and went home again, leading my injured bicycle.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham

In poetry:

the parking lot is
crowded and I stand
rattling my keys the car
is empty as a bicycle
"Morning" by Frank O Hara
She bicycled down to the doctor,
And rang the surgery bell;
'O, doctor, I've a pain inside me,
And I don't feel very well.'
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Digging for grapes with a bicycle lamp
On a freezing, tropical might
And my feet were just like marble
Only p'raps not quite so white.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
Summer made the trees a picture,
Winter made them a wreck;
She bicycled to the evening service
With her clothes buttoned up to her neck.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
The days and nights went by her
Like waves round a Cornish wreck;
She bicycled down to the doctor
With her clothes buttoned up to her neck.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
If one's heart is broken twenty times a day,
What easier thing than to fling the bits away,
But still one gathers fragments, and looks for wire,
Or patches it up like some old bicycle tire.
"Daily" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

Why D.C.'s bicycle groper must be found.
The managers in a bicycle factory in India may indeed have all been Brahmins and the cleaners may have been low caste.
From steaks to bicycles, he always knows how to get the best deals.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales in Shimano's bicycle components segment increased 3.3 percent for the first six months of the year as the world economy remained on a modest recovery track, the company said in an earnings report released Wednesday.
Boston's handcrafted bicycle movement goes to Austin.
Boy riding on father's bicycle handlebars burned when 'shake-and-bake' meth lab explodes.
In the March 2012 issue of Los Angeles magazine, we highlight the city's best bicycle rides, from rugged mountain routes to casual beach cruises, plus the gear you need to get—and keep—going now.
For some, merely bicycling from Chicago to Milwaukee isn?t enough of a challenge.
THE NEW way to commute in Philly is to ride a stylish bicycle to and from work.
I tear into a shiny metallic package from Santa Claus to reveal a long-coveted toy: a motorcycle noise-maker for my bicycle.
Liz Solomon prepared to take a shot on the goal in a bicycle polo practice session.
Justin Welch, 25, fastens a plastic mallet to the end of a cane pole as his teammates dart around a vacant parking lot on single-speed bicycles.
Sen Mark Udall and Gov John Hickenlooper are asking federal officials to reconsider a proposal to stage a portion of the Quiznos Pro Challenge bicycle race in the Colorado National Monument.
JOSH FARLEY/KITSAP SUN Bicyclists board the ferry in Seattle bound for Bainbridge Island on Sunday morning in preparation for the 40th annual Chilly Hilly bicycle ride.
New Haven Museum Celebrating History Of The Bicycle.

In science:

Figure 3: Example true positives from the “bicycle” class.
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
For this, we use the Aspvall-Plass-Tarjan-style characterization of non-satisfiable signed 2-SAT formulas by Chepoi et al. together with Chv ´atal and Reed’s [ 8] trick of counting “bicycles”.
On the satisfiability of random regular signed SAT formulas
We now count the number of ℓ-bicycles in F by counting the corresponding matchings.
On the satisfiability of random regular signed SAT formulas
For each choice of i0 and i1 , if we change the dj to count the number of times the variable xj occurs in the bicycle, the number of choices is Qn j=1 (Rj )dj .
On the satisfiability of random regular signed SAT formulas
Thus, the expected number of bicycles of arbitrary length is Oc (1/n).
On the satisfiability of random regular signed SAT formulas