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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​w|Definitions under W]]
 +====== 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. ​