Cartwheel

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Cartwheel

A nickname of a silver U.S. dollar coin. The term is most common in numismatics. It derives its name from the reflection of an unblemished coin for collectors, which is said to look like the spokes of a wagon wheel.
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There was a gently athletic courtliness in their orbiting interactions--her languishing over his body, him cartwheeling over hers.
In the isolated reformulations of the cartwheeling figures in Madchen #4, 1998, we are meant to ponder cyclical motion, which is echoed in the rotation of the Ferris wheel in Huge Wheel Small Wheel, 1999, and in the repeated elliptical tracks of the cloud-home roller coaster in Wilde Maus #2, 1999.
The quintet has only been together for a couple of years, specialising in cartwheeling hard bop and driving, time-changing modernism.