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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 steam engine familiarly explained and illustrated; with an historical ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 350 sivua
...power so increased, as to set weight and solidity at de1 fiance. By his admirable contrivance, it has become a thing stupendous " alike for its force and...engrave a seal, " and crush masses of obdurate metal before it — draw out, without break" ing, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like...

The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated: With an Account of Its Invention ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 535 sivua
...power so increased, as to set weight and solidity at de" fiance. By his admirable contrivance, it has become a thing stupendous " alike for its force and...engrave a seal, " and crush masses of obdurate metal before it — draw out, without brcak" ing, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like...

The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ...

George Lillie Craik - 1840 - 562 sivua
...accounted miracles and impossibilities. " The trunk of an elephant, it has been finely and truly said, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing...as fine as gossamer; and lift a ship of war like a bawble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded...

A comprehensive history of the woollen and worsted manufactures, and ..., Nide 1

James Bischoff - 1842
...variously distributed and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax. It can draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...

A Comprehensive History of the Woollen and Worsted Manufactures: And ..., Nide 1

James Bischoff - 1842
...can engrave a seal, and crush masses i<f obdurate metal like wax. It can draw out, without breakinga thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a hauble in the air. It can embroider the most delicate muslin. and forge an anchor, or cut steel into...

Instructive Extracts, Comprising Religious and Moral Instruction, Natural ...

1843
...power so increased, as to set weight and solidity at defiance. By his admirable contrivances, it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and...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,...

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Nide 27

1843
...The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is as nothing to it. It can engrate a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax...without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer ; and lilt a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into...

Discourses on the Objects and Uses of Science and Literature

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1843 - 332 sivua
...an elephant, which can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, or crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it — draw out without breaking a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of the line like a bawble into the air. It can embroider muslin and forge...

Parallel History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ..., Nide 2

Philip Alexander Prince - 1843
...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 into the air : it can embroider muslin,and forge anchors : it can cut...

The Life of Henry Bell: The Practical Introducer of the Steam-boat Into ...

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 sivua
...power so increased, as to set weight and solidity at defiance. By his brilliant contrivances, it has become a thing stupendous, alike for its force and...— draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air! It can embroider muslin and forge anchors,...




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