Whelk tingle, a dog whelk. See under Dog.

(Whelk), n. [OE. whelke, dim. of whele. See Wheal a pustule.]

1. A papule; a pustule; acne. "His whelks white." Chaucer.

2. The act or practice of using a cycle; cycling.

3. Condition of a road or roads, which admits of passing on wheels; as, it is good wheeling, or bad wheeling.

4. A turning, or circular movement.

(Wheel"man) n.; pl. Wheelmen One who rides a bicycle or tricycle; a cycler, or cyclist.

(Wheel"-shaped`) a.

1. Shaped like a wheel.

2. (Bot.) Expanding into a flat, circular border at top, with scarcely any tube; as, a wheel-shaped corolla.

(Wheel"swarf`) n. See Swarf.

(Wheel"work`) n. (Mach.) A combination of wheels, and their connection, in a machine or mechanism.

(Wheel"-worn`) a. Worn by the action of wheels; as, a wheel-worn road.

(Wheel"wright`) n. A man whose occupation is to make or repair wheels and wheeled vehicles, as carts, wagons, and the like.

(Wheel"y) a. Circular; suitable to rotation.

(Wheen) n. [Cf. AS. hwne, hwne, a little, somewhat, hwn little, few.] A quantity; a goodly number. [Scot.] "A wheen other dogs." Sir W. Scott.

(Wheeze) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wheezed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wheezing.] [OE. whesen, AS. hwsan (cf. Icel. hvæsa to hiss, Sw. hväsa, Dan. hvæse); akin to AS. hwsta a cough, D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. hsti, Lith. kosti to cough, Skr. ks. &radic43. Cf. Husky hoarse.] To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma. "Wheezing lungs." Shak.

(Wheeze), n.

1. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.

2. (Phon.) An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper." It is a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.

(Wheez"y) a. Breathing with difficulty and with a wheeze; wheezing. Used also figuratively.

(Wheft) n. (Naut.) See Waft, n., 4.

(Whelk) n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk.] (Zoöl.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe.

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