In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The result is that each limb is motionless, while the spokes of the wheels of the vehicle whirl about so rapidly that they cannot be seen.
- Partially held together with garter belts, Spider Lady contains an entire bicycle wheel, the spokes of which play off the crisscross skeins of nylon and string that keep the gothic piece in a kind of bondage.
- He had a penchant for framing shots through the spokes of the nearest wagon wheel, to break up the visual monotony of a scene.
- I clipped playing cards to the spokes on his wheelchair once.
- There is also a use of ‘artistic’ composition: a couple relaxing are framed behind the spokes of a bicycle wheel; as night descends, figures are framed in silhouette against the sky.
- These ancient wheels all had ‘a peculiar design: a solid wooden circle constructed of three planks fastened together, rather than a rim with spokes.’
- For this community, therapy is not a one-way street, but rather resembles the spokes of bicycle, with the human heart as the hub.
- In Forever, Jia mounts a video camera on the spokes of a tricycle and pedals it through Beijing.
- He pushed the legless ends together on the ground so as to form a virtual hub, from which the crossbars radiated up and outward like the spokes of a giant horizontal wheel.
- Immediately above it, a wheel with hub and seven spokes is set into clockwise motion by an arrow at its perimeter.
- China may only have blunt weapons with which to handle overheating - the economic equivalent of pushing a walking stick into the spokes of a bicycle's front wheel.
- Viewers of this painting find themselves seeing the world through a vision fast enough to stop the legs of a horse but not the spokes of a spinning wheel.
- A large, open circle at the front connects with an outside wheel by means of spokes, some straight and some angled, which have been painted yellow, orange, green or black.
- It was in this act of destruction, where the spokes of the bicycle splintered off, that I came to know the material.
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