wound around the axle
= W =
wrap around vi.
(also n. `wraparound' and v. shorthand
`wrap') 1. [techspeak] The action of a counter that starts over
at zero or at `minus infinity' (see infinity) after its
maximum value has been reached, and continues incrementing, either
because it is programmed to do so or because of an overflow (as
when a car's odometer starts over at 0). 2. To change phase
gradually and continuously by maintaining a steady wake-sleep cycle
somewhat longer than 24 hours, e.g., living six long (28-hour) days
in a week (or, equivalently, sleeping at the rate of 10
microhertz). This sense is also called phase-wrapping.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.