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" It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribbons, and impel... "
The Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine; and Annals of Philosophy - Sivu 436
1824
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The Elements of Political Economy

Francis Wayland - 1837 - 472 sivua
...alike for its force and its flexibility ; for the prodigious power which it can exert ; and the ease, precision and ductility with which it can be varied,...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it ; draw out. without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer ; and lift up a ship of war,...

The Elements of Political Economy

Francis Wayland - 1837 - 472 sivua
...alike for its force and its flexibility; for the prodigious power which it can exert; and the ease, precision and ductility with which it can be varied,...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer; and lift up a ship of war, like...

A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 292 sivua
...example. The subject is the steam engine :— "It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors—cut steel into...

A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 292 sivua
...example. The subject is the steam engine : — " It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel...

The Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimetal Philosophy ...

Richard Green Parker - 1838 - 213 sivua
...it has become a thing alike stupendous for its force and its flexibility; for the prodigious power it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility,...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like...

Parallel universal history, an outline of the history and biography of the ...

Philip Alexander Prince - 1838
...comparison of it: it can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metals like wax before it : it can draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble inlo the air: it can embroider muslin and forge anchors: it can tut...

The Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy ...

Richard Green Parker - 1839 - 213 sivua
...it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility, with which it can be varied, distribnted, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it; draw ont, withont breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like...

Historical eloge of James Watt, tr. with additional notes by J.P. Muirhead

Dominique François J. Arago - 1839
...and applied. * First published in an Edinburgh newspaper, (the Scotsman,) of the 4th September 1810. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it—draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a...

The Roads and Railroads, Vehicles, and Modes of Travelling, of Ancient and ...

Roads - 1839 - 340 sivua
...power can be varied, distributed, and applied. " The trunk of an elephant," says an eloquent writer, "that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer; and lift up a ship of war, like...

The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton - 1839
...with. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bubble in the air. It can embroider muslin for a lady's gown, and forge an anchor for a hundredand-twenty...




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