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A small wheel or roller, specifically the wheel of a gun-carriage.
, James Fenimore Cooper,
: "Put that cannon up once, and I'll answer for it that no Injin faces it. 'Twill be as good as a dozen sentinels," answered Joel. "As for mountin', I thought of that before I said a syllable about the crittur. There's the new -wheels in the court, all ready to hold it, and the carpenters can put the hinder part to the whull, in an hour or two
The ball on top of a flagpole.
) On a wooden mast, a circular disc of wood at the top of the mast, usually with holes or sheaves to reeve signal halyards.
"But oh! shipmates! on the starboard hand of every woe, there is a sure delight; and higher the top of that delight, than the bottom of the woe is deep. Is not the main- higher than the kelson is low?
A semitractor trailor; a lorry.
, Sinclair Lewis,
: A line of fifty
from the Zenith Steel and Machinery Company was attacked by strikers-rushing out from the sidewalk, pulling drivers from the seats, smashing carburetors and commutators, while telephone girls cheered from the walk, and small boys heaved bricks.
context, originally, US
) Any motor vehicle designed for carrying cargo, also including vans and pickups.
A garden cart, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow.
A small wagon pushed or pulled by hand or
pulled by an animal, of various designs, as with those in hotels for moving luggage, or in libraries for transporting books for reshelving.
, Upton Sinclair,
: From the doors of these rooms went men with loaded
, to the platform where freight cars were waiting to be filled; and one went out there and realized with a start that he had come at last to the ground floor of this enormous building.
A flatbed railway car.
The pivoting frame of a railway car that supports the wheels and allows them to make turns.
, D.H. Lawrence,
Sons and Lovers
: Far away he could hear the sharp clinking of the trucks on the railway. No, it was not they that were far away. They were there in their places. But where was he himself?''
The part of a skateboard that joins the wheels to the deck, consisting of a hanger, baseplate, kingpin, and bushings. Sometimes mounted with a riser in between.
) To drive a truck.
) To convey by truck.
) To travel contentedly.
Keep on trucking!
To move a camera parallel to the movement of the subject.
Pertaining to a garden patch or truck garden.
November 4, 1792
As the home house people (the industrious part of them at least) might want ground for their patches, they might, for this purpose, cultivate what would be cleared. But I would have the ground from the cross fence by the Spring, quite round by the Wharf, first grubbed, before the (above mentioned) is attempted.
" George Washington,
The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 32, 1745-1799.
"Wid dat, Brer Rabbit 'low dat Mr. Man done been had 'im hired fer ter take keer er his patch, an' keep out de minks, de mush-rats an' de weasels.
" Joel Chandler Harris, "Brother Rabbit's Cradle",
New Stories of the Old Plantation
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