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 I’dle Lake.I’dle Worms. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Idle Wheel.
 
The middle of three wheels, which simply conveys the motion of one outside wheel to the other outside wheel.   1
        Suppose A, B, C to be three wheels, B being the idle or gear wheel. B simply conveys the motion of A to C, or of C to A.
 


 I’dle Lake.I’dle Worms. 

 
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