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great wheel

noun, Horology
1.
the wheel immediately driven by the power source.
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  • The desire not to be is the breaking of the great wheel of birth and re-birth, and the attainment of Nirvana.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • It was like the turning of a great wheel or the rocking of an old cradle.

    In the Border Country Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • For if he were now solving decimals and square root he would be but a cog and not the great wheel itself.

    The Reconstructed School Francis B. Pearson
  • The time for letting go of a great wheel is when it starts down hill.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • A great wheel of fire, turning and turning, and flashing out blue lights!

    The Princess and Curdie George MacDonald
  • The great wheel we had set whirling went spinning on with power.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • She has been spoiled by flattery and admiration; for her beauty and her fortune are prizes in the great wheel.

  • From him they obtained the great wheel which had been left by me in his care.

    Stories of Invention Edward E. Hale
  • They are hardly more than the necessary spokes in the great wheel which regulates the relations of past, present and future.

    Supply and Demand Hubert D. Henderson
  • The only part of the great wheel that is used in actually making power is the outside edge where the steam pushes on the buckets.

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