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spoke

1. a radial member of a wheel, joining the hub to the rim
2. a radial projection from the rim of a wheel, as in a ship's wheel

spoke

[spōk]
(design engineering)
A bar or rod radiating from the center of a wheel.
References in classic literature ?
And at last I answered, like one defiant: "Yea, I know it, but I will not speak it
I was anxious, however, that the way might also be opened for me to speak directly to a representative Southern white audience.
He listened, then laughed aloud, and said: 'Tell him who sent you that the mouth of Dingaan shall be welcome, and shall speak the words of Dingaan in peace; yet I would that it were the head of Dingaan that came and not his mouth only, for then Axe Groan-Maker would join in our talk--ay, because of one Mopo, whom his brother Chaka murdered, it would also speak with Dingaan.
We MUST speak of it then: we are not obliged to speak of it now.
Hear me, Trojans and Achaeans, that I may speak even as I am minded; Jove on his high throne has brought our oaths and covenants to nothing, and foreshadows ill for both of us, till you either take the towers of Troy, or are yourselves vanquished at your ships.
May I ask how it is that one who writes English does not speak it?
He himself did not yet know what he would say, but he began to speak eagerly, occasionally lapsing into French or expressing himself in bookish Russian.
Tell him I must see him again--must speak to him instantly.
She made her plan; she would speak of something totally differentthe children in Brunswick Square; and she only waited for breath to begin, when Mr.
She saw all these perils -- and still the cruel courage to face the worst, and speak, was as far from her as ever.
I took the opportunity of her being from home, to beg to speak to you.
Discretion of speech, is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him, with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.