Neil Hope—wheels on the hit 1980s Canadian show Degrassi Junior High—died in 2007, but was identified only recently.
Well, that time has now come thanks to Fish on wheels—a roller aquarium that lets fish drive.
A sense of wheels being spun, of the past being present, of no one ever really getting anywhere.
The Model T, which sold tens of millions before it was retired in 1927, put America on wheels.
In junior high school, I was one of my only friends lucky enough to have a house made of aluminum—on wheels.
On two wheels it made the turn of the road, full into the teeth of the storm.
This day we had completed the repair of the wheels of half the drays.
A sound of wheels turning in at the lodge-gates—it is Maurice's hansom.
I am sick in my soul of narrow apartments and wheels and the rush and roar of the city.
The distances to it were long, and the rides in Cranby Wood—the big wood—were not adapted for wheels.
Old English hweol, hweogol, from Proto-Germanic *khwekhwlan, *khwegwlan (cf. Old Norse hvel, Old Swedish hiughl, Old Frisian hwel, Middle Dutch weel), from PIE *k(w)e-k(w)lo- "wheel, circle" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kolo "wheel"), a reduplicated form from root *k(w)el- "to go round" (see cycle (n.)).
The root wegh-, "to convey, especially by wheeled vehicle," is found in virtually every branch of Indo-European, including now Anatolian. The root, as well as other widely represented roots such as aks- and nobh-, attests to the presence of the wheel -- and vehicles using it -- at the time Proto-Indo-European was spoken. [Watkins, p. 96]Figurative sense is early 14c. Slang wheels "a car" is recorded from 1959. Wheeler-dealer is from 1954, a rhyming elaboration of dealer; wheelie is from 1966.
"to turn like a wheel," early 13c., from wheel (n.); transitive sense attested from late 14c. Related: Wheeled; wheeling.
(Heb. galgal; rendered "wheel" in Ps. 83:13, and "a rolling thing" in Isa. 17:13; R.V. in both, "whirling dust"). This word has been supposed to mean the wild artichoke, which assumes the form of a globe, and in autumn breaks away from its roots, and is rolled about by the wind in some places in great numbers.