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noun: A small spiked wheel at the end of a spur attached behind the shoes of a rider and used to goad a horse.
verb tr.: To prick; to vex.
From Old French roele, from Latin rotella (small wheel), from rota (wheel). Earliest documented use: 1299.
“Against the luminous sky the rays of her halo were spikes of darkness roweling the air.”
Henry Roth; Call It Sleep; 1934.
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