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Merlin Chair

(A). A three-wheeled invalid chair, with a double tyre to the two front wheels, the outer tyre being somewhat smaller than that on which the chair rests, so that by turning it with the hand the chair can be propelled. Named after the inventor.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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