As the teams came to a halt, the rasp of leather against sandy wheels assured her that the other wagons were following suit.
By an invention probably due to Humfray Cole and published in 1 578 by William Bourne in his Inventions and Devices, it was proposed to register a ship's speed by means of a "little small close boat," with a wheel, or wheels, and an axle-tree to turn clockwork in the little boat, with dials and pointers indicating fathoms, leagues, scores of leagues and hundreds of leagues.
As the big wheels turned, they tossed sand up and over the rim.
The wheels were already in motion.
I love my wheeled wonder, my palace on wheels, but it's unique and easily remembered.