wheel tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wheel tree eastern Australian tree widely cultivated as a shade tree and for its glossy leaves and circular clusters of showy red to orange-scarlet flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wheel tree (Bot) a tree (Aspidosperma excelsum) of Guiana, which has a trunk so curiously fluted that a transverse section resembles the hub and spokes of a coarsely made wheel. See Paddlewood.
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Quotations

  • Francis Bacon
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    “It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!”

Usage

In literature:

She had moved her wheel to the door to sit in the sunshine, where she could see the brightness of the trees and enjoy the calm that prevailed.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
I was fixing my water-wheel in the brook, when I heard them at the tree.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
She could hardly hear the carriage wheels, though she saw it whirled along, just as it passed within sight of the tall trees.
"Turns of Fortune" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
It took flight from a partly decayed tree on the northern bank, and commenced wheeling around, above the water.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
The wheeled chair was already out under the elm-tree, and Flossie was watching for her guest.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
He is represented by a symbol such as a footprint, wheel, or tree.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
He wheeled about and whisked up the nearest tree he could find.
"The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
But he was wiser now, and did not wonder at the wheels or the trees.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
And at the ranch where he was, the turkeys roosted in trees and the moon looked as big as a cart wheel.
"Peggy in Her Blue Frock" by Eliza Orne White
The Wheeling tree had walnuts on last year but I have been unable to get out there this year.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
He put the trunk of a tree on two wagon wheels, painted it to look like a cannon, and pointed it at the barn.
"George Washington" by Calista McCabe Courtenay
I heard Mary's breath between her lips, and saw Andrew wheel sharply to pick a scale from the tree-trunk with a thumb-nail.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
I have seen them with solid wheels cut from a single round of a tree.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
That is what we burn to-day, the trunks of the wheel-jointed swamp trees.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Some of it was in the bushes and some in the tree, and two of the wheels they couldn't find at all.
"Hollow Tree Nights and Days" by Albert Bigelow Paine
They wheeled into the shelter of the trees, where the shadows effectually concealed their whereabout.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
There was faint moonlight, and dim trees fled past him; the rattle of wheels and the rush of the cool wind was soothing.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
He caught his wheel, which stood against a tree, and was on it in a moment.
"Frank Merriwell's Alarm" by Burt L. Standish
The diligence lurched between two clumps of juniper trees, swung round a wall, and instantly the wheels sank into soft sand.
"Miranda of the Balcony" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
We shall hear the wheels first, for the orange-trees hide the turn in the road.
"The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2" by Johannes Scotus
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In poetry:

All the sweet homes beneath the chestnut trees
Blackened and waste, the hearth light quenched in gore;
What hecatombs of human agonies
Are laid war's demon-chariot wheels before
"A New Year's Address, 1870." by Nora Pembroke
Not for thee the dull jar of the loom and the wheel,
The gliding of shuttles, the ringing of steel;
But that old voice of waters, of bird and of breeze,
The dip of the wild-fowl, the rustling of trees.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
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
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
As by the pool I wandered that lies so clear and still
With tall old trees about it, hard by the silent mill
Whose ancient oaken timbers no longer creak and groan
With the roar of wheel and water, and grind of stone on stone.
"The Song Of The Mill" by Cicely Fox Smith
But spite of bug-wheels in my cocoa tree,
The trade in lager beer is still a-humming,
A schooner can be purchased for a V
Or even grafted if you're fierce at bumming.
My finish then less clearly do I see,
For lo! I have another think a-coming.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Loeb's closest rival at the start of the day, Petter Solberg of Norway, crashed into a tree in the day's first stage, damaging a rear wheel and retiring.
A 23-year-old Pine Grove woman was ejected through the sunroof of her car when she fell asleep at the wheel and her car hit a tree, police said.
Officials in Muldrow, Sequoyah County said a driver fell asleep behind the wheel and struck a tree Wednesday morning.
On a quiet tree lined street in Midtown Manhattan on Saturday, men were getting some help as they adjusted and tuned up their cycles — checking tires, gears, wheels and moving seats.
Do you live in a former barn, grain silo, water tower, oil derrick, submarine, hollow tree, mausoleum, elevator shaft, post office, dam, or anything on wheels.
Given the proliferation of crossovers that are on the front-wheel-drive-sedan family tree, there are a surprising number of SUVs that still share their guts with trucks.
Ken Turner and son, Ryan, 9, wheel their Leyland cypress out of the A&A Christmas Tree Farm on Old Bailey Road in Okatie.
When it was pulled, the tree fell on top of the tractor while Stevens was behind the wheel.
Berks woman dozes behind wheel, crashes into tree.
For almost an hour, I've been wandering around a desolate plain: Gray clouds scud slowly over rough quartz mountains, while a few birds wheel in the air near mushroom-shaped trees.
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In science:

Note, however, that some of the spanning trees may be unrealizable by unit disks (e.g. the star inside a 6-wheel); we just regard them as BPR (T ) of zero volume.
Branched Polymers
In , the authors present a combinatorial proof that the wheel Wn has L2n − 2 spanning trees, Ln is the nth Lucas number and that the number of spanning trees of a related graph is a Fibonacci number.
The Jacobsthal and Jacobsthal-Lucas sequences associated with pseudo graphs
They determined the precise (strong) rainbow connection numbers of several special graph classes including trees, complete graphs, cycles, wheel graphs, complete bipartite graphs and complete multipartite graphs.
Rainbow connections of graphs -- A survey
In , Chartrand, Johns, McKeon and Zhang determined the precise strong rainbow connection numbers for some special graph classes including trees, complete graphs, wheels and complete bipartite (multipartite) graphs as shown in Subsection 2.1.
Rainbow connections of graphs -- A survey
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