wheelbarrow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wheelbarrow transport in a wheelbarrow
    • n wheelbarrow a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.
    • n Wheelbarrow A light vehicle for conveying small loads. It has two handles and one wheel, and is rolled by a single person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wheelbarrow A barrow with one wheel or more, on which it runs. The most common form has one wheel in front and two legs at the rear on which it rests, and two handles by which a person lifts the legs from the ground and carries a part of the load, while he pushes forward the vehicle on the wheel. Express and railroad barrows have two and often three or four wheels, only a small part of the, load or none of it being carried by the person using the barrow, or truck, as it is more commonly called. Barrows of this class are commonly made with the wheels toward the middle and handles at each end for convenience in using on narrow steamboat-landings and station-platforms.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it.”
  • Jack Herbert
    Jack Herbert
    “Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed and easily upset.”

Usage

In literature:

Next in the procession was a condemned witch on a wheelbarrow.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
But presently, as nothing happened, he came out, and climbed upon a wheelbarrow and peeped over.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Wheelbarrows were unknown; they are still but little used in Russia.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And Solomon John appeared with the carpet woman, and a boy with a wheelbarrow, bringing the new carpet.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
You waited here, found a wheelbarrow, and tried to wreck us.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Woffington and McDonnell took the lantern and searched till they found a wheelbarrow.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
For you can't walk with comfort in the streets, they are too crowded, with camels and wheelbarrows to be dodged at every turn.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
And old black fat Butler will be standing by the baggage-room door with his wheelbarrow, waiting to take our trunks.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
I promised him a wheelbarrow to be pushed every day in the resolution of his debt.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
The next moment she was through it, to find herself face to face with a man and a wheelbarrow.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
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In poetry:

There's carts and gigs,
And pins for pigs,
There's dibblers and there's harrows.
And ploughs like toys
For little boys,
And ilegant wheelbarrows.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I am the Toy-maker; upon the town wall
My crib is high up; I have down-look on all,
And coach and wheelbarrow I carve in my stall,
Making things with no troubles in them.
"The Toy-Maker" by Padraic Colum
Watcha gonna do in de hurrican,
In de hurricane, Mistah Workin' Man?
Gonna put dem buildings up again,
Gonna put em up dis time to stan',
Gonna push a wicked wheelbarrow, oh, my Lawd!
"Memphis Blues" by Sterling A Brown

In news:

A landscaper loads mulch into a wheelbarrow at a house on La Mesa Drive on Wednesday.
Every February, a wheelbarrow full of five-star recruits makes a deposit on the campus at the University of Texas.
In the Coachella Valley, where billboards rule the road over Interstate 10, family members are hoping a photo of burning wheelbarrow will renew clues in a 2006 triple homicide.
A worker pushes a wheelbarrow on a construction site on May 27, 2010 in New York City.
Political wager in '48 race led to wheelbarrow parade in Vero.
For Campaign Contributions by the Wheelbarrow, the Back Door Is Open.
It proved such a boon at home he was amazed to find no one else had patented, or was making, electric wheelbarrows .
Norton will publish " Mrs Wheelbarrow 's Practical Pantry," her very first cookbook.
I found a link for cordless wheelbarrows that "you can't get here.".
As I was trolling around a long email for contractors the other day, I found a link for cordless wheelbarrows that "you can't get here.".
For Campaign Contributions by the Wheelbarrow , the Back Door Is Open.
Image from Poets.org The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams (book cover).
Hoisting heavy logs, stones, or sod into a standard metal wheelbarrow is a groin pull waiting to happen.
'Wheelbarrow Burglar' busted after stealing shuttle bus.
An 18-year-old girl's body found burned in a wheelbarrow, and in the house the charred remains of her mother and her mother's boyfriend.
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