What is ordinary bicycle?

  • (noun): An early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel.
    Synonyms: ordinary

Famous quotes containing the words bicycle and/or ordinary:

    I well recall my horror when I heard for the first time, of a journalist who had laid in a pair of what were then called bicycle pants and taken to golf; it was as if I had encountered a studhorse with his hair done up in frizzes, and pink bowknots peeking out of them. It seemed, in some vague way, ignominious, and even a bit indelicate.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Is this not true—That in proportion to the value of their estates the extremely wealthy pay far less taxes than those of moderate means? Compare the amount paid by millionaires with the amount paid by ordinary citizens. I believe that in proportion to their estates they pay less than half as much as ordinary citizens, whereas they ought to pay more.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)