pedaller

Definitions

  • Unlicensed Pedallers
    Unlicensed Pedallers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pedaller a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle)
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Quotations

  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep pedalling, you'll fall.”

Idioms

Put the pedal to the metal - If you put the pedal to the metal, you go faster.
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Usage

In literature:

Fancy wheeling away over the snow, propelling our wheels as fast as the pedals can make us go.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 19, March 18, 1897" by Various
Leave it to me to keep the soft pedal on.
"The Miracle Man" by Frank L. Packard
But he turned his head aside and pedalled past me deliberately.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
Had it happened before the wedding I'd have been obliged to put the soft pedals on the merry marriage bells.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
He was remarkably deft in connecting the full chords, in which he delighted, without the use of the pedal.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
The "trap-action" consists of the pedals and the parts which convey motion to the action proper.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
Then came Zundel voluntaries and hard pedal practice.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
He taught the use of a loose wrist, absolute independence of the fingers and a new manipulation of the pedals.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
The pedals on Mattie Moore's wheel revolved, whether one worked them or not.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
Remember there's a pedal on the piano!
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

She'd a purple mac for wet days,
A green umbrella too to take,
She'd a bicycle with shopping basket
And a harsh back-pedal break.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
She could feel his hot breath behind her,
He was going to overtake;
And the bicycle went slower and slower
Because of that back-pedal break.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Thou art the player whose organ-keys are thunders,
And I beneath thy foot the pedal prest;
Thou art the ray whereat the rent night sunders,
And I the cloudlet borne upon thy breast.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
See, the church empties apace:
Fast they extinguish the lights.
Hallo there, sacristan! Five minutes' grace!
Here's a crank pedal wants setting to rights,
Baulks one of holding the base.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning

In news:

Just in case you thought Rick Ross was like other celebs that cop whips just to stunt, the Bawse proves in his latest visual he puts the pedal to the floor too.
Eric Johnson Discusses His Dunlop Signature Fuzz Face Pedal.
Free Beer & Hot Wings – Gas Pedal Stuck at 110mph.
T-Rex Effect Pedals, Including Gull Wah, Hobo Drive and Tonebug Series.
Ls Swap Quick Quide Pedal.
Garmin Unveils Vector Pedal-Based Power Meter .
First seen in 2009 when Metrigear showed off its Vector pedal-based power meter , competitive cyclists have eagerly anticipated the system's consumer debut.
Prized Pedal Puller 28 Sep 11.
Young Farmers Raffle off Pedal Tractors.
Wet 'N Wild: Five Essential Guitar Reverb Pedals.
Some 200 veterans have signed up to pedal more than 300 miles in a Road2Recovery ride meant to challenge them physically, mentally and emotionally and help them bond with peers.
Putting the pedal to the metal with customized bikes by Urban Outfitters.
Each summer, thousands of people come to Bend to take part in or watch the Pole Pedal Paddle.
(AP) — The North Carolina Senate has put the pedal to the metal, voting to establish stock car racing as the official state sport.
The North Carolina Senate has put the pedal to the metal, voting to establish stock car racing as the official state sport.
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In science:

For example in a car, the action components might be accelerator pedal position, steering wheel angle, and brake pedal position.
The Local Optimality of Reinforcement Learning by Value Gradients, and its Relationship to Policy Gradient Learning
Through the mechanical action of seven pedals, each affecting the tuning of of strings of one pitch-class through varying the lengths of them by pressing them against certain contact points (similar to frets), the pitches of the strings can be changed among flat, natural and sharp.
Music in Terms of Science
Each pedal has three positions, with the top position corresponding to the largest string length for obtaining the flat notes.
Music in Terms of Science
If all pedals are set in the middle position, the scale of C-ma jor is obtained.
Music in Terms of Science
In the bottom position for shortening the string again to create a sharp, the scale of C-sharp ma jor is obtained by setting all seven pedals in the bottom position.
Music in Terms of Science
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