Wheel

Wheel

, v. i.
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1. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
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The moon carried about the earth always shows the same
face to us, not once wheeling upon her own center.
Bentley.
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2. To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
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Being able to advance no further, they are in a fair way to
wheel about to the other extreme.
South.
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3. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
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Then wheeling down the steep of heaven he flies.
Pope.
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4. To roll forward.
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Thunder mixed with hail,
Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky,
And wheel on the earth, devouring where it rolls.
Milton.
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