Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 11:20:42 -0500 From: Ron Butters 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 Beale/Partridge.