Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A character of wheel-like form, supposed to symbolize the sun: it has many varieties, among others the wheel-cross, and exhibits four, five, or more arms or spokes radiating from a circle, every arm terminating in a crescent.
- n. In cotton manufacturing, one of the gears or wheels of the ‘differential’ or ‘equating’ or ‘jack-in-a-box’ motion of a roving-machine, about the orbit of which other gears rotate. Also called a stud-wheel.
“Around it the flames shone through the embedded glass that made up the sun-wheel, an orange light that pulsed over the hooded figures to the wall beyond, illuminating the axe blades and the empty helmets in a flickering orange glow.”
“Inlaid on the table was a twelve-spoked sun-wheel, continuing the symmetry of the room to a carved symbol obscured in shadow at the very apex of the design.”
“Her nightstand was a rattan cabinet draped with a fall of crimson silk, with a statue of Brigid holding the sun-wheel placed at what he suspected was a precise angle, a tensor lamp, and a book —/It's Not Fair: The Grieving”
“A three legged sun-wheel insignia was worn on the right collar-patch.”
“It's the closest thing we come to a "blot", the original norse celebration of the turn of the sun-wheel Christmas is called Jul in Norwegian, which incidentally is almost the same word as for Wheel.”
“It was the solar sail which filled most of the screen, like a. turning golden sun-wheel; yet remote vision could also appreciate its spiderweb intricacy, soaring and subtle curvatures, even the less-than-gossamer thinness.”
“The symbol used is a rude mandala, a red circle with a thick black cross inside, recognizable as the ancient sun-wheel from which tradition says the swastika was broken by the early Christians, to disguise their outlaw symbol.”
“This consists of a fixed sun-wheel A, engaging with a planet-wheel B of the same diameter.”
“Prof. Rankine, the consideration of the hypothesis in question is entirely eliminated, and whether it be accepted or rejected, the whole matter is reduced to merely adding the motion of the train-arm to the rotation of each sun-wheel.”
“But in attempting to apply this formula in analyzing the action of an incomplete train, we are required to add this motion of the train-arm, not only to that of a sun-wheel, but to that of a planet-wheel.”
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