from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In embroidery, any circular pattern or unit of design open and having radiating and concentric lines. Compare catharine-wheel, 4.


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  • There were carriages in swarms, ranging from the spider-wheel gig of a British subaltern to the four-in-hand of Rajput nobility -- kept pretty carefully apart, though.

    Guns of the Gods

  • Up that street was driving a skittish bay to a spider-wheel buggy, the young man who had written to the heart-to-heart editor for



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