American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Psalm 83:13 , translated "rolling thing" in Isaiah 17:13 . Mr. Thomson, for many years a missionary in Syria, thinks the wild artichoke may here be referred to. This plant sends out numerous stalks or branches of equal length in all directions, forming a globe a foot in diameter. These globes become rigid and light as a feather in autumn, and thousands of them fly rolling and bounding over the plains, the sport of every wind. This "rolling thing" furnishes the modern Arabs with a current proverb and a curse.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Wheel'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/w/wheel.html. 1859.