Fifth wheel dating

Still, usage of "like a fifth wheel" remains quite popular, too, so if we are in a transitional phase from having "like a fifth wheel" as the dominant form to having "like a third wheel" as the dominant form, we are only now at the crossover point in popularity between the two (in published writing, anyway).

The coupling consists of a kingpin, a 2-or--inch-diameter (50.8 or 88.9 mm) vertical steel pin protruding from the bottom of the front of the semi-trailer, and a horseshoe-shaped coupling device called a fifth wheel on the rear of the towing vehicle.

As the connected truck turns, the downward-facing surface of the semi-trailer (with the kingpin at the center) rotates against the upward-facing surface of the fixed fifth wheel, which does not rotate.

In Google Books search results for the phrases "like a/the fifth wheel" and "like a/the third wheel," most of the earliest matches involve fifth wheels. "But there must be some other way," Gilbert insisted. And couldn't we arrange a time — you, too, Betsy, I want to see you as well!

For example, from "Review of New [missionary] Publications," in In glancing our eye over the country, we cannot help receiving the perhaps erroneous impression that in relation to the great system, some of these institutions are too much like the fifth wheel to a coach. " I'm afeard I'd be like the fifth wheel to a wagon." "No, no!

She held Yukiko's hand, stroked her hair, and explained various things about the children's story Tsutomu was narrating.

She enjoyed demonstrating in front of her rival an affection she held in common with Tsutomu. Michiko felt like a fifth wheel sitting next to her. I believe the true remedy is the one suggested by the gentleman from Milton, (Mr.

The cast in this hard-boiled and fast-paced noir is excellent, especially Trevor as the lovesick tag-a-long.

Tomiko was especially kind to her daughter this evening.

The fifth-wheel coupling provides the link between a semi-trailer and the towing truck, tractor unit, leading trailer or dolly.

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