He is the chronicler of a colorful fashion-loving world, famously traversing Manhattan on his bicycle.
I create a world of the bicycle within a certain period of time.
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.
Toulouse-Lautec did one very famous one, a poster for a bicycle chain, La Chaine Simpson.
But whether in Europe or the U.S., one thing is certain: everybody looks and feels better on a bicycle.
He helped her to mend the bicycle, and they talked of the beauty of spring and of modern poetry.
And he sold his camel yesterday and bought a bicycle instead.
She had dodged two trolley cars and an automobile, only to be run down by a boy on a bicycle.
He took her bicycle from her, and, turning, walked with her back into the park.
I'm so sorry, ma'am; I fell off my bicycle, and it's broken.
1868, coined from bi- "two" + Greek kyklos "circle, wheel" (see cycle (n.)), on the pattern of tricycle; both the word and the vehicle superseding earlier velocipede. The English word probably is not from French, though often said to be (many French sources say the French word is from English). The assumption apparently is because Pierre Lallement, employee of a French carriage works, improved Macmillan's 1839 pedal velocipede in 1865 and took the invention to America. See also pennyfarthing. As a verb, from 1869.
That ne plus ultra of snobbishness -- bicyclism.