Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 11:20:42 -0500

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Trouble Hunters on WHEELS

In disussing the archaism "trouble hunters," BP accidentally cites another:

"While riding his wheel he was

bitten by a dog. ... "

I wonder how may people know that WHEEL once commonly meant 'bicycle'? My

Iowa great-grandmother (b. 1860) regularly used this slang (?) term, and I

think also her daughters and her daughters' husbands used it. Farmer&Henley

list this usage, but give no noun cites. Chapman does not list it, nor does