Usage examples for axle

  1. " You must squeeze through into the wheel and slide along the axle. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  2. I was delayed some time in getting the wheel off the axle- tree. – In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852 by Gilbert L. Cole
  3. 22 The Hot Axle. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  4. A hotter blast of smoke hastened them in their efforts, as the women soused the tick up and down in the water to get it thoroughly saturated, while Gardiner hitched it to the rear axle of the buggy by means of the rope. – The Bail Jumper by Robert J. C. Stead
  5. About two o'clock that afternoon our new floating axle and fittings had arrived, and in another hour the car was set up and ready for business. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  6. The vehicle, like the stage- coach, was a bargain, sold cheaply by the original owner because of the weakness of the springs, which permitted the body to hit the axle when any amount of weight was put in it. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  7. My visitor, I saw, was Lady Alicia; and I beheld my broken wash- tub under the front axle of her motor- car. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  8. " Don't, on your life," I warned, " let go of that axle." – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  9. She might be described as the axle of the family wheel, for she was the unobtrusive center around which everything unconsciously revolved. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  10. The springs gave way and the floor bumped on the axle. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. The guns sunk axle- deep in the treacherous soil; and it was only by the help of large detachments of pioneers that the heavy waggons of the train were able to proceed at all. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. They passed on, after looking at the axle for a few minutes, until they came to a part of the building where rails were being forged. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. Sitting there, she was a witness of the alarming catastrophe on the hilltop, and reached the front gate just in time to see Henry go galloping by, dragging the four wheels and springs of the sulky, while, sprawled across the rear axle and still clinging to the reins, hung a familiar, howling, and most wickedly profane individual by the name of Bangs. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  14. A wheelwright inspected my coach and pronounced the axle- tree broken, and told me I should have to remain for a day at least. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. However, one of the cowboys saw that the boys were making something, and when they told him the trouble with the rusty wheels he gave them some axle grease that he used on the big wagons. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. It was about as ugly as it could be, for the front axle was broken. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  17. The can turned freely with the bolt as an axle. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  18. The axle of our cart was broken, and the vehicle totally disabled. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  19. Not another axle, not another, not another. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. The right front wheel had gone down, and the right front wheel was still down while the wagon dragged on its axle. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard