from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An arrangement of gears or wheels in a mechanical device.
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- n. An assembly of wheels serving a mechanical purpose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A combination of wheels, and their connection, in a machine or mechanism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A combination of wheels, as in watches and clocks, in embroidery, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)
If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is, for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
The wheelwork of the great modern machine is infinitely delicate.
If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic -- and this we know it is, for certain -- then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
It is well known that Mr Jones has with great success introduced the system of applying galvanic currents originating in the vibrations of a normal pendulum, not to drive the wheelwork of other clocks, but to regulate to exact agreement the rates of their pendulums which were, independently, nearly in agreement; each clock being driven by weight-power as before.
The silent wheelwork of conspiracy had now been in operation for upward of a year.
Galgal is the whole wheelwork machinery with its whirlwind-like rotation.
Both are included in the prophecies under one name. wheels -- Fairbairn thinks that here, and in Eze 23: 24, as "the wheels" are distinct from the "chariots," some wheelwork for riding on, or for the operations of the siege, are meant.
A curious wheelwork runs round its four outspread petals; and a chain of minute things, living and dead, is winding in and out of their curves into a gulf at the back of the flower.
It would seem to be time, then, for the pivots to be disclosed on which some of the wheelwork of the last six years has been moving.
In the first place, the work of the Constituent Assembly was not principally to perpetuate this wheelwork of useless royalty, placed out of complaisance to the people's eyes, in machinery which did not regulate it.