The beam carries the tangent wheels, and the rotation of the cylinder gives the energy expanded in foot-pounds or other measures.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
We now construct W' A as a tangent to the outer circle of the wheel, thus forming the lifting angle D A W' of 3deg.
"An Analysis of the Lever Escapement" by H. R. Playtner
Gregory threw the wheel in the opposite direction and struck out at a tangent toward the sea.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Wheeling then at a tangent, the rabbit flew toward the far end of the orchard, where there was a gap in the fence.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
He wheeled around, and bending low to avoid the bullets he sped at a tangent in the opposite direction, for the timber of Wheeling Hill.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
She righted, found her wheel base again, and darted like an arrow along the opening tangent.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
The projecting flanges S are for the attachment of the tangent spokes used to build the hub into the wheel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various