Wheel

Emblematical of St. Catharine, who was put to death on a wheel somewhat resembling a chaff-cutter. St. Donatus bears a wheel set round with lights.

St. Euphemia and St. Willigis both carry wheels.

St. Quintin is sometimes represented with a broken wheel at his feet.

To put one's spoke into another man's wheel.
(See under Spoke.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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