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|+||====== Wheel ======|
|+||Also called[[g:girth-wheel| girth wheel]], and [[d:drum|drum]]; a cylinder of elm wood, with two flat broad grooves turned in it, on which the two girts wind and unwind alternately, as the carriage is run in and out. It is fixed on the spit, and one end of each girt is nailed to it; the other ends are fastened, the one that runs the [[c:carriage|carriage]] in to the end of the [[c:coffin|coffin]], and the other to the fore end of the [[p:plank|plank]]. The diameter of the wheel varies according to the size of the press. |