wheel horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wheel horse a draft horse harnessed behind others and nearest the wheels of a vehicle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wheel horse one of the horses nearest to the wheels, as opposed to a leader, or forward horse; -- called also wheeler.
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Usage

In literature:

In wheeling my horse I booted him so hard that he reared.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
As he was about to mount his horse, Peckaby passed by, rolling a wheel before him.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
While he was doing so he heard wheels and a horse's fast trot.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
He was so near to the grinding wheels of the vehicle and kicking hoofs of the horses that Bart relaxed the bridles.
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
I had tramped three miles or more, at a good pace, when I heard galloping horses behind me, and the rumble of wheels.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
A roll of carriage wheels and sound of horses' hoofs coming at great speed waked Hartmut from his dream.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
Wherefore Diane wisely wheeled her horse about to retreat.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
And then says Mr. Allingham, "the Roman," who must have had something of the truly imperial in him, "wheeled his horse and heard.
"Young Lion of the Woods" by Thomas Barlow Smith
There was a sound of horses' hoofs and carriage wheels; the wagonette was being brought round to the front door.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Corliss wheeled his horse.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Then Faith climbed over the wheel into the seat beside her brother, and the horse started.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
We were so close to the front column that we could distinctly hear the rumbling of wheels and the tramp of horses.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
A roll of wheels and the clatter of a horse's hoofs.
"Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories" by M. T. W.
Of course, the horse power to be obtained from a stream determines the size of the paddle wheel or turbine which can be run by it.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
Then he shuddered, wheeled his horse, and sent him scampering over the back trail.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The car swung sharply about like a tugged horse; sprang to the other side of the road, hung poised on a wheel, as near as possible capsized.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Suppose it got caught in the wheel, and I know this horse stumbles.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Others tried to edge themselves in and get a vacant place among the entanglement of wheels and horses.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
The sound of buggy wheels and a fast-trotting horse rose behind them.
"Crittenden" by John Fox, Jr.
Then, wheeling his horse, he dashed at two men who were riding at him.
"In the Irish Brigade" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

Away went Gilpin, and away
Went postboy at his heels,
The postboy’s horse right glad to miss
The lumbering of the wheels.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
"Then wheel my horse against the foe!"
He's down and overpast, my lord.
You war against the sunset-glow,
The judgment follows fast, my lord!
"Heriot's Ford" by Rudyard Kipling
"I have Apollo on a horse, Minerva on a wheel,
Hercules going fishing with his basket and his creel.
A Mercury on roller-skates, Diana with a hat,
And Venus playing tennis with Achilles at the bat.
"Found Wanting" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Brad Nading/Telegram Eugene Harke, Tyrone, Okla. Weaves back and forth while driving a 1963 Wheel Horse tractor along Main Street during the 2010 Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days Parade.
The pair entered the Dark Horse golf course and drove the vehicle onto the green, ending their four-wheeled escape from arrest after sliding on the slick, just-watered surface into an embankment.
All farces exaggerate but Mamet goes too far without generating enough laughs in skewering such time-honored bipartisan practices as wheeling, dealing, horse-trading, deception, betrayal and extortion.
Horse drawn plow & Wagon wheels.
Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Ultra-Fab Products Inc has introduced the Ultra 30-inch scissor jacks, designed to add stability to travel trailers, fifth-wheels, and horse and cargo trailers.
I'd suppose it came from horse and wagon days when wood wheels were used, and it just makes sense to lubricate a wheel hub that was complaining by making an annoying squeaking sound.
WHEELING-After three straight years of being a prime contender for the West Virginia Class AAA boys' basketball championship,Wheeling Park finds itself cast in an unfamiliar dark horse role entering the 2012-13 season.
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