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    Cool Wheel of the wizard

    The expression:

    Wheel of the wizard! seems an invented exclamation from a tale. But, how can we connect a wheel with a wizard?

    Do you know the meaning of "wheel" here, with a wizard being around?

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    Default Re: Wheel of the wizard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    The expression:

    Wheel of the wizard! seems an invented exclamation from a tale. But, how can we connect a wheel with a wizard?

    Do you know the meaning of "wheel" here, with a wizard being around?

    Thank You
    It could mean a lot of things, context might help.

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    Default Re: Wheel of the wizard

    I assume that came from here: "Night School" - a Story of Sembia by Clayton Emery ?

    The author uses a number of colorful expressions:

    Nine gates to the night!
    Wheels of fire!
    Wheel of the wizard!
    Guts of the gods!
    Wheels of the wizards

    As far as I know, none of these have any particular meaning. They were simply invented to sound like something a "sword and sorcery" adventurer might say.

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    Cool Re: Wheel of the wizard

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It could mean a lot of things, context might help.
    No context, because it is said by a character who's a bodyguard when a swindler he knows try to cheat his master.

    Might wheel here be the halo wizards make swinging the wand?

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    Default Re: Wheel of the wizard

    As suggested, it is far more likely that the writer [I cannot call him / her an author] is trying to create a phrase that sounds like something magic. These "novels " are dangerous to a learner of English since most contain words and phrases that only remotely connect to English.

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    Default Re: Wheel of the wizard

    Quote Originally Posted by rlfwood View Post
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    As far as I know, none of these have any particular meaning. They were simply invented to sound like something a "sword and sorcery" adventurer might say.
    If a 'sword and sorcery' writer knew the word (which I doubt), 'weal' (=good fortune/benefit) would make more sense in an invented oath. But it's pretty obscure.

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