Velocipedes, or "bone-shakers," were injurious; bicycles are not.
He repeated his question, and I told him that I was wondering about the velocipedes in Portugal.
Nearly 5,000 patents have been granted on velocipedes and bicycles.
A little attention will yet avert the failure which threatens your riding-schools of velocipedes and carnivorous animals.
Velocipedes, hobby-horses, and other forerunners of the bicycle became popular.
Before that we only hear of velocipedes or "rantoones," and in the year 1879 an epigram refers to the "Bycicle."
It will be seen that in 1818 velocipedes were made of wood and were provided with two wheels—one in front, and the other behind.
It is a naively drawn lithograph representing a trial of velocipedes in the Luxembourg Garden, at Paris, in 1818.