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Wagon wheel

Until some years into the twentieth century, the outer rim (wagon Tire), and the inner thimble that served as a bushing and turned on the axle were, with the exception of a few rivets and hoops, the only metal in a wagon wheel. Just inside the tire was a segmented ring of wood into which one end of the wooden spokes fitted. Each segment of the ring was called a Felloe, Fellow, or Felly. The other end of the spokes fitted into the hub. The latter was usually made from one carefully seasoned piece of wood bound with iron hoops to keep it from splitting.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagonwagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon      
hoop, ring - a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
spoke, wheel spoke, radius - support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
wagon tire - a metal hoop forming the tread of a wheel
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
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Martin washed woollens that day, by hand, in a large barrel, with strong soft-soap, by means of a hub from a wagon wheel, mounted on a plunger-pole that was attached to a spring-pole overhead.
They found the prairies saturated with the heavy cold rains, prevalent in certain seasons of the year in this part of the country, the wagon wheels sank deep in the mire, the horses were often to the fetlock, and both steed and rider were completely jaded by the evening of the 12th, when they reached the Kansas River; a fine stream about three hundred yards wide, entering the Missouri from the south.
I'm sure of that because I enchanted the wagon wheels."
The last tramp of footsteps, the last rumbling of the wagon wheels, died away in the distance.
On the narrow Augesd Dam where for so many years the old miller had been accustomed to sit in his tasseled cap peacefully angling, while his grandson, with shirt sleeves rolled up, handled the floundering silvery fish in the watering can, on that dam over which for so many years Moravians in shaggy caps and blue jackets had peacefully driven their two-horse carts loaded with wheat and had returned dusty with flour whitening their carts- on that narrow dam amid the wagons and the cannon, under the horses' hoofs and between the wagon wheels, men disfigured by fear of death now crowded together, crushing one another, dying, stepping over the dying and killing one another, only to move on a few steps and be killed themselves in the same way.
Her husband, pale and gaunt, the shadow of death in his weary face and the droop of his body, sat leaning against one of the wagon wheels trying to quiet a wailing, emaciated year-old baby while little tow-headed Nellie, a vigorous child of seven, frolicked undaunted by the August heat.
RECREATION CLUBS They built recreational clubs, among them Wagon Wheel Hotel, which has maintained its distinctive character since.
The Liverpool-born singer then wowed the audience with a stellar show and rousing renditions of Wagon Wheel and the Irish Rover.
Everyone got some sandwiches, scones and a tea or coffee as well as a Wagon Wheel at their seat.
Wagon Wheel Figure Skating Club, the Crystal Ice House's home figure skating club, is hosting their 19th annual competition on Mar.
As one of Ireland's biggest live music acts, Nathan is becoming a household name, with tracks from Stayin' Up All Night, such as Wagon Wheel and I Wanna Dance, becoming hits.
The tracks are "Soldier's Joy", "My Blue Ridge Mountain Home", "Garfield's March", "Winfield Story", "No Hard Times", "Blue Water Hornpipe", "Russian Lullaby", "Wednesday Night Waltz", "Boll Weevil", "Farewell to Long Hollow", "Susannah Gal", "Rights of Man", "A Dime Looks Like a Wagon Wheel", "Flop Eared Mule", and "A Song!