Phrases with "wheeled"

Rudyard Kipling And we —” here he wheeled fiercely on the other two —“we’ve got to stand up and be jawed by them because we’ve disturbed their intrigues. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

As for Sir Julian Crum, the self-contained, the cynical, he was seen for an instant, wheeled about on the music-stool, grasping the singer by both hands. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

D. H. Lawrence No wheeled vehicle can scramble up them, presumably. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. G. Wells Then he wheeled the machine a little towards the side of the roadway, and laid it down and looked about for a supply of wet sand. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

I wheeled the machine a hundred yards from the highway, and plunged it into a moss-hole, where it sank among pond-weed and water-buttercups. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

I wheeled quickly round to find myself confronted by a Chinaman whose age could scarcely have been less than eighty years. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Abraham Merri He wheeled behind her as she turned, facing the priestess, club upraised, fangs glistening. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Baldwin Spencer Suddenly once more the men wheeled round and, followed by both parties of women who were now throwing fire more vigorously than ever, they ran in a body towards the river. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

James Joyce The castle car wheeled empty into upper Exchange street. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The easy-chair in which he had been wont to sit would be wheeled away from its corner by the fireplace in the western drawing-room. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling There was no answer at first to his blows on the gate, and he had just wheeled his horse round to kick it in when Pir Khan appeared with a lantern and held his stirrup. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

If my mother suffered what I suffered when I was with papa, she must have had a dreadful life’ Mr. Helstone, thus addressed, wheeled about in his chair, and looked over his spectacles at his niece. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Gissing At seven o’clock of an evening fires were wont to be lighted under each of these baking-machines, preparatory to their being wheeled away, each to its customary street-corner. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Guy de Maupassant On sunny days he had his large reclining chair, similar to a bed, wheeled to the hall door. The Snipe (Contes de la bécasse) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

H. G. Wells And then he didn’t! He didn’t! He wasn’t! I wheeled round from the looking-glass to him. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

I wheeled round to find myself face to face with Nikola. He was dressed in frock coat and top hat, but was otherwise the same as ever. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle The chargers spun round each other, biting and striking, while the two blades wheeled and whizzed and circled in gleams of dazzling light. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Faster and faster she ran; round a promontory of rocks she wheeled out of sight; in an instant I also wheeled round it, but only to see the treacherous sands gathering above her head. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Great flocks of white birds wheeled screaming above the swaying tree-tops. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle I wheeled my horse, therefore, and galloped down it. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

John Galsworthy He raised a hand to his hat, checked the pony, wheeled it and cantered back. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Gatsby started to speak, changed his mind, but not before Tom wheeled and faced him expectantly. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Realising now that my motor-bicycle was hopeless, I wheeled it into a field and plumped it down among the bushes. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith She wheeled above their heads in the fiery chariot beside her sun-god. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle She wheeled her mustang round, gave it a cut with her riding-whip, and darted away down the broad road in a rolling cloud of dust. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

I wheeled the coffin to a patch of loamy soil which I had noticed in the afternoon near the grave of the holy sisters. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Rudyard Kipling Our drivers prefer Hawthorne’s old four wheeled coupled engines because they give the least bother. Among the Railway Folk by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Charles Dickens The snow above the snow-line was too soft for wheeled carriage, and not hard enough for sledge. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Thomas Hardy Mar — r — r — rch!’ Some wheeled to the right and some to the left, and some obliging men, including Cripplestraw, tried to wheel both ways. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Eliot That object was the eldest prisoner, who had wheeled round the Baptistery and was running towards the Duomo, determined to take refuge in that sanctuary rather than trust to his speed. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry James He wheeled about, retracing his steps, as if he might so catch in his face at least the stirred air of some other quick revolution. The Jolly Corner by Henry James [1908]

William Dampier When we came near the sultan’s house the sultan and his men met us, and we wheeled off to let them pass. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Miles Franklin When the song ceased Mr Grey wheeled abruptly on the stool and said, “Do you know that you have one of the most wonderful natural voices I have heard. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Edith Wharton The afternoon shadows wheeled unnoticed across the lawn. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope The old Marquis had been wheeled in his easy chair out of the house, to the top of the broad steps which led from the back of the château into the garden. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Katherine Mansfield He wheeled round as she slipped into the passage. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Meadowcroft’s invalid chair had been wheeled to the head of the table. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Wilkie Collins The wheeled chair advanced to meet me, so slowly and so softly that I hardly knew it again. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Mark Twain Ben said: “Hello, old chap, you got to work, hey?” Tom wheeled suddenly and said: “Why, it’s you, Ben! I warn’t noticing. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Wilkie Collins He closed the book with great deliberation; he locked it up again in the cupboard with extraordinary care; he wheeled round, and stared hard at me once more. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

And as the hearse passed along the sunny street like a car symbolical of springtide, a number of white pigeons wheeled over the mourners’ heads. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Connal was indeed wheeled up before the colonel, but his instructions were not written instructions, and he lied his way out with equal hardihood and tact. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

As they flitted in and out of the cave, the birds were as noiseless as butterflies save when they wheeled to avoid each other. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Zona Gale At this, Amory wheeled and searched the length of wall across the yard. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Charles Dickens There was no road in it, there was no wheeled vehicle in it, there was not a level yard in it. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry David Thoreau Standing at my door, I could bear the rush of their wings; when, driving toward my house, they suddenly spied my light, and with hushed clamor wheeled and settled in the pond. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

With an apparent burst of recollection his hands came off the keyboard, and he wheeled round upon the music-stool with an air of conscience-stricken guilt. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Very late in the evening he rose from his chair, pushed away the table, wheeled his desk over to the fire-place, took out a sheet of fools-cap, and dipped a pen in the ink. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

We wheeled away to the right, and splashed into yeasty froth. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells The eldest son was a mighty schemer of wheeled engines; he had made himself a sort of giant bicycle that no road in the world had room for, no bridge could bear. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

H. G. Wells Later on I wheeled about the district marking down suitable places and people for destruction by my Martians. The bicycle in those days was still very primitive. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And the old gentleman bid them all a glowering good night, and shortly afterwards they heard him wheeled away to his bed-room, and were relieved. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Rafael Sabatini Follow me, but at a distance, for I’d not have it thought I keep such rat-bitten company!’ On that he wheeled his mare about, and rode off briskly along the road by which he had approached. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Conan Doyle Then, of a sudden, there was a lurch among the men just in front of us; a thin column wheeled off from the dense blue clump, and came swinging up towards the farm-house which lay below us. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

At Candleford Green the coffin was carried on a wheeled hand-bier propelled by friends. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Now and then a military car tooting furiously would whisk through the streets empty of wheeled traffic, like an intensely black shadow under the great flood of electric lights on the grey pavement. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He wheeled and started after her, his body like ice, his nerves in a vast clangor. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Isabella Bird Indications of the changes which we consider improvements abound in Tihran. There are many roads accessible to wheeled vehicles. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

It was always wheeled into the room where the gambling took place. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Frances Hodgson Burnett Susan Sowerby got up at last to return to the house and Mrs. Medlock. It was time for Colin to be wheeled back also. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Joseph Furphy Well, you know, Montgomery never laughs; but I saw his face twitching, once or twice; and before I had done, he wheeled round and stood looking out of the door, as if I was n’t worth listening to. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

The district attorney wheeled back. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

De Gayangos wheeled and faced his host, much surprised. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence While she revelled in the beauty of the luminous world that wheeled around and below her, the grey, rat-like spirit of the inner mountains was attacking her from behind. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Mark you how the rogues wheeled and fled with one accord, as though it had been part of their daily drill!’ ‘The peasants stood to it like men,’ I remarked. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

E. Phillips Oppenheim Dory wheeled suddenly round, and looked to where Mr. Vincent Cawdor had been standing. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

W. H. Hudson He had promised that, with or without some wheeled thing, he would be back not long after dark. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Wilkie Collins He wheeled his chair round directly, so as to face young Thorpe. “If you’re really set on being an artist,” he began enthusiastically, “I rather fancy, Master Zack, I’m the man to help you. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

G. K. Chesterton They marched and wheeled into position with an almost startling dignity and discipline. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

T. E. Lawrence Thinking of this, we wheeled into the avenue of Rumm, still gorgeous in sunset colour; the cliffs as red as the clouds in the west, like them in scale and in the level bar they raised against the sky. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Pigeons wheeled and circled about the roof of the grey Post Office or dropped out of the blue above to flutter around the fountain in the square. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

So I slowed down at once, and then when about fifty yards further on, with a quick glance everywhere around to make sure that I was quite alone, I wheeled my machine into the bush. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

E. F. Benson She was the only person present who was standing now except her hostess, and Mrs Weston’s gardener, who had wheeled his mistress’s chair into an admirable position for hearing. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Dorothy rode up the hill from the town and wheeled her bicycle in at the Rectory gate. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Eliot She had been descried, even before she turned away, by the white-robed boys in the rear of those who wheeled round towards Tessa, and the willingness with which. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Gustave Flauber Afterwards he walked about from right to left, raised his arms, wheeled round, bit his lips. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

D. H. Lawrence Peewits, with their white breasts glistening, wheeled and screamed about them. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Katherine Mansfield The maid opened the door, and stood aside for Doctor Erb. Andreas wheeled round; the two men shook hands. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

However, as Cockatoo had brought in the Peruvian’s card, Braddock expected his visitor and wheeled to face him. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Then with the assistance of three or four willing onlookers the machine was wheeled out into the meadow wherein the barn stood. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Overhead, and around us, flocks of gulls, of kinds hitherto unknown to me, wheeled and screamed, while at intervals gorgeously-plumed parrots flew across our bows from shore to shore. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Milburn has never built them yet, but he says the opportunity is ripe —” “Milburn!” Lorne wheeled sharply. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Mary Webb He pulled the horse in sharply, and within a few yards of the winning-post wheeled and went back, amid the jeers and howls of the crowd, who thought he must be drunk. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

E. F. Benson The window-curtains were thick, and no street-illumination penetrated them, and the familiar, cheerful sounds of pedestrians and wheeled traffic came in muffled. The Thing in the Hall by E. F. Benson [1912]

The music-mistress wheeled forward an old easy-chair, her own favourite seat, and Eleanor dropped wearily into it. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

A gharrie is a two- wheeled cart with a seat across it for two people and a board in front on which the driver sits when he is not running by his horse. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

I had followed several, but they all led me to swamps or silent little ponds from which the snipe rose peeping and wheeled away in an ecstasy of fright. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Ere he had reached the corner, a gowl of anger and grief struck his ear, and he wheeled eagerly. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

In a few seconds, a powerful dog, not much above a furlong ahead of his pursuers, wheeled into sight. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Wilkie Collins He looked incredulously at the house, and then he wheeled about, and looked more incredulously still at me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This time he wheeled around in his chair and addressed her. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Thomas Wolfe As the car wheeled smoothly past the palace, he felt his last hope slipping away. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The other saw that he was hailed, wheeled his pony negligently round and brought it to the side of the road. Burmese Days by George Orwell

A little later, all the guests save Marcus had departed, and the convalescent, complaining of weariness, had been wheeled into the house by the trained nurse still in attendance. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Edgar Rice Burroughs Horta wheeled to charge his enemy once more; a dozen steps he took, then he staggered and fell upon his side. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Edith Wharton I remember thankfully that a grand mutile for whom I have secured a wheeled chair must have received it just in time to join his group in the Place de la Concorde . A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Elizabeth Gaskell Dr. Donaldson wheeled one to him, and placed him in it. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Thomas Hardy It was the old-fashioned wheeled nondescript belonging to the captain, and Thomasin sat in it alone, driven by Charley. The reddleman came up as they slowly turned the corner. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald After an instant he wheeled dramatically around, and stretching out his arms displayed himself to the admiring Dean. He had inserted the sign in his vest, completely covering his shirt front. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Stur That it was altogether impracticable for wheeled carriages of any kind, may readily be conceived from my description; and in the state in which I found it, horses were evidently unequal to the task. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Gissing At junctions, pickets of police directed progress; the slowly advancing masses wheeled to left or right at word of command, carelessly obedient. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope Just as Eleanor reached the drawing-room the signora was being wheeled into it. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Without saying anything, he wheeled round the chair from the writing-table, so that he sat with his knees almost touching her. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Kingsley But he was soon reassured; the Spaniard wheeled round towards him, and began to put the rough hackney through all the paces of the manege with a grace and skill which won applause from the beholders. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

He opened his black wallet, which seemed to be also a kind of secret memorandum book, made a few rapid figures in it, wheeled and transfixed Dorsey with the glare of his spectacles. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

George Gissing They wheeled on, without speaking, for some minutes. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

But, alas, Sir Richard is but a wreck, wheeled about in a Bath-chair at his retreat in Shropshire, and with Death walking at his elbow. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. G. Wells High overhead, separated from him by cliffs of darkness, the searchlights wheeled and blazed, and the shining shapes went to and fro. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

I stopped a little while chatting with the cook, and then going out into the garage started my motor bike before I wheeled it out of its stall. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Wilkie Collins He wheeled round suddenly from the window, and looked Noel Vanstone straight in the face with a grimly-quiet suggestiveness of something serious to come. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arnold Bennett Two gardeners, one pushing a wheeled water-can, appeared from an alley and began silently and assiduously to water a shaded flower-bed. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

M. R. James Then I got to the turning which goes to the top of Gallows Hill; I saw that if I wheeled my machine over the field at the top of the hill I could join the home road on this side. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Virginia Woolf The old lady, the indigenous, the prehistoric, was being wheeled away by a footman. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Dickon began to push the wheeled chair slowly and steadily. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

George Meredith Willoughby wheeled and waylaid him with a bound. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Only our illuminated map, with its little pointer switching from county to county as we wheeled and twisted, gave us any idea of our position. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Oscar Wilde Plague was written upon her forehead, and a crowd of lean vultures wheeled round her. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Thomas Hardy Out of this bifurcation and reunion there used to arise among wheeled travellers, before railway days, endless questions of choice between the respective ways. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Then it came again—the touch! Although I was half expecting it, I wheeled round in a sort of rage, and saw a face staring at me in the darkness. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

He wheeled his cattle and brought up his stragglers, boxed ’em, and headed ’em off, like the oldest hand. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he wheeled round to face the intruder. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Virginia Woolf As they left the room it happened that Mrs. Paley’s wheeled chair ran into the Elliots, who were coming through the door, as she was going out. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

E. F. Benson Hares started from the roadside, and raced in front of us for a hundred yards, then just wheeled in time to avoid the ear-flaps of the great triumphant brute that carried us. The Dust-Cloud by E. F. Benson

Rudyard Kipling Their step and intervals were as good as those of our native regiments, but they wheeled rather promiscuously, and were not checked for this by their officers. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

In an instant, the flying Aztecs, as if maddened by the blast, wheeled about, and turned on their pursuers. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Rudyard Kipling Quo Cæsar abiit celsus imperio? Vel Dives splendidus totus in prandio? Dic ubi Tullius —— Still singing, he took Dan’s hand and wheeled him round to face Una as she came out of the gate. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Thomas Wolfe He said: “Very good, sir,” with courteous formality, wheeled the old crate round, and rolled sedately up the street again at exactly the same pace, which was about twelve miles an hour. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Hardy She wheeled herself round, and turned into the shrubbery. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray A fifth part of his income was spent in having her wheeled about in a chair, by which it was his duty to walk daily for an allotted number of hours. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

George Meredith Four of them were round me when I wheeled breathless to take my chance at fighting the odds. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

After that he fed some fowls, wheeled a bicycle from a shed, and went indoors. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He wheeled his own easy chair before the fire and helped her into it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

So the orb of the residents is wheeled about in eight years, by the biennial election of one ambassador-in-ordinary. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

H.P. Lovecraft Thereafter, on the cloudy nights when I could not sleep, I saw the city often; sometimes under the hot, yellow rays of a sun which did not set, but which wheeled low in the horizon. Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft [1918]

Sinclair Lewis Here is the only city without wheeled traffic, the only city dedicated to human beings and not to dictatorial automobiles, and over all of it is unreality. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Gilbert had the coffee-room all to himself, and it looked comfortable enough when the curtains were drawn, the lamps lighted, and the small dinner-table wheeled in front of a blazing fire. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis She trundled the go-cart down the back steps and tentatively wheeled it across the yard, proud of her repairs. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch For a while they could hear the tramp of the other brigade moving parallel with them on the other side of the knoll, then fainter and fainter as it wheeled aside and down the gorge to the right. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

William Hope Hodgson Then he wheeled round to me again. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Then, all at once, he wheeled and stepped boldly into the porch, pushing the inner door open and hearing it rustle against its leathern frame as it swung to behind him. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the flash of the pistol the trumpeter wheeled round and galloped for his life, while the roan horse turned and followed with its master still seated firmly in the saddle. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Radclyffe Hall But at that she wheeled round and fled from him wildly, fled back to the house that had always protected; without so much as a word she left him, nor did she once pause in her flight to look back. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells The white glare of one of tho searchlights wheeled about, and for a moment fell upon him, standing out gigantic with hand upraised against the sky. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Before the torrent of objurgation he knew would follow could be uttered, Vanaman wheeled and left the study. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Here the athaleb wheeled in long, circuitous flights, which grew lower and lower, until at length he descended upon the sandy beach, where I saw a vast sea-monster lying dead. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

H. G. Wells The living-rooms were on one level with the bedrooms so that if presently I had to live in a wheeled chair I could be moved easily from room to room. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Without a word he wheeled about towards the door. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson Any news?” Diva felt there was enough news on her own head to satisfy anybody for one morning, and she wheeled so that Elizabeth should get a back view of it, where the change was most remarkable. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

So I wheeled the motor cycle into the mallee scrub, and then, when about a hundred yards off the track, propped it up under a big bush that would provide a certain amount of shelter if any rain fell. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Andrew Lang Through the branches he could see great patches of sky where the kites wheeled and circled incessantly, with shrill whistling cried. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Abraham Merri The Smith wheeled his steed — faced me. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Two wheeled round from their comrade, and darted at full gallop by the carriage. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Alphonse Daudet So he wheeled into the fields, where there were brambles and ditches and bushes at every step, but he kept on nevertheless. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

George MacDonald One I noted who wheeled ever in a circle, and smote on all sides. Lilith by George MacDonald

No wheeled vehicle larger than a perambulator ever disturbs the quiet. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Thomas Hardy Then a large death’s head moth advanced from the obscure outer air, wheeled twice round the lantern, flew straight at the candle, and extinguished it by the force of the blow. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Abraham Merri Battleaxe held high I wheeled and galloped toward the gap. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Elizabeth Gaskell She had not been able for many years to walk beyond her garden; the greater part of her life was spent on a sofa, wheeled to the window in summer, to the fireside in winter. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Zona Gale Birds of the cliffs, disturbed from long rest, wheeled and screamed about them, almost brushing their faces with long, fearless wings. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

But the premonition passed, and the wild gallop faded from Richardson’s eyes as the distant Anthony wheeled into another road. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle He wheeled round upon his stool, with a steaming test-tube in his hand, and a gleam of amusement in his deep-set eyes. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

H. G. Wells Redwood stood aside as the machine wheeled round, and then suddenly Cossar vanished, everything vanished, and he was in absolute darkness for a space. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson One or two gulls, who had, perhaps, seen him disappear, wheeled over his sepulchre with their usual melancholy piping. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

He came on the full gallop, reined up near us, addressed a few words to us, and, receiving no answer, wheeled round and galloped off again. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

The car slowed, wheeled as if sweeping round a curve in the road, and suddenly — despite herself — she screamed. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Sinclair Lewis Boys wheeled about miraculous electrical massage-machines. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf Triangular hoardings were wheeled along by men in white coats. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Arthur Machen They had once tried taking him out on a very fine day in the park, in a wheeled chair; but even that easy motion was too much for him. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

We wheeled both ways, some ’gainst their right that was thrown back toward the camp, the more part with my Lord Brandoch Daha to our own right. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

George Borrow On reaching the foot of the hill, I wheeled the animal round, and trotted him towards the house — the horse sped faster than before. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

They wheeled in mazes; I spelled the steps. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

The corpse of Inca Caxas was placed in an empty Egyptian sarcophagus — in which it was afterwards found — and Braddock, assisted by his faithful Kanaka, wheeled the case down to the old jetty. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins He wheeled round on his heel and returned to the kitchen. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

D. H. Lawrence Clifford managed to swing himself over on to the low, wheeled house-chair; he was very strong and agile with his arms. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson There was no sound either of foot-passengers or wheeled traffic; the music of life appeared to be absolutely mute. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson

D. H. Lawrence The cycle of creation still wheeled in the Church year. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett They drank nectar from a wheeled buffet, drank it eagerly, in thirsty gulps, and sighed with pleasure and relief, and Gerald threw down a coin, refusing change with a lord’s gesture. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

E. F. Benson Vigorous reflections like these came in fits and spurts from Mrs. Boucher as her husband wheeled her home for lunch. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

At this Skinner wheeled round on his stool to look, and both he and Mr. Hardie inspected the unusual pantomime with demure curiosity. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he wheeled up an easy-chair. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence Then he wheeled round to the table, and was soon pouring beer down his throat as down a pipe. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells They wheeled about and he lost control of his horse. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

D. H. Lawrence Afraid of his own intrusion, he wheeled his bicycle silently towards the shed. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Thomas Hardy He wheeled to the left, pursued the ditch beside the railway fence, and presently emerged from the wood, stepping into a road which crossed the railway by a bridge. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sir Walter Scott Balmawhapple, in the pride of his heart, as he wheeled his little body of cavalry round the base of the Castle, commanded his trumpet to sound a flourish and his standard to be displayed. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

But at the door-handle gathered fury, wheeled and came flying, with pale, terror-stricken boy and wicker tail whisking after him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Virginia Woolf The rooks, scared by the gun-fire, rose and wheeled round the tree tops. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Jules Verne He wheeled round and round with dazzling rapidity, opening and shutting his formidable claws, and shaking his cartilaginous carbuncle, or comb. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But hearing shouts behind him in answer to the shot, we wheeled almost right-about and set off straight down the hill. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Seeing this I wheeled round upon the other man, and before he could divine my intention had him by the throat. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Charles Dickens My solitary chair no longer holds its ample place before the fire, but is wheeled into a smaller corner, to leave more room for the broad circle formed about the cheerful hearth. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

D. H. Lawrence Tiny seagulls, like specks of spray, wheeled above the line of surf. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Seeing this, he wheeled about, prepared his pony, and, mounting it, with his arms agitated and ready for action, said to the people standing by that he would kill me if I dared shoot again. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Rudyard Kipling A shadow blundered out from between the tree-trunks, wheeled back, turned again grunting, and with a clatter on the bare ground dashed up almost within reach of his hand. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Virginia Woolf Coaches turned and wheeled in the courtyard. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

D. H. Lawrence He raised his arms to heaven in anger as the pigeon wheeled away, naked and angry and young he held out his arms. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Presently John asked that his chair might be wheeled up the steep path through the wood to the little clearing at the top. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Dickon stood still and the wheeled chair stopped. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

No, thanks; I prefer to stand,” she said curtly, as Hilda wheeled a chair towards her guest, and courteously invited her to be seated. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Rudyard Kipling She wheeled and cantered toward him. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]