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WHEEL. The punishment of the wheel was formerly to put a criminal on a wheel, and then to break his bones until he expired. This barbarous punishment was never used in the United States, and it has been abolished in almost every civilized country.

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Meanwhile, David Whele will strive for more power and security and will do anything to guarantee it.
Mr Whele has moved up the ranks in the industrial agency team.
A, and now wole I a newe game begynne That we mon pley at, all that arn hereinne: Whele and pylle, whele and pylle, Comyth to halle hoso wylle-- Ho was that?
6) Next, there are indices for measuring the power of regional administrations, whele higher values represent more bargaining power with the centre.