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

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 sivua
...increased, as to set weight and solidity at defiance. By his brilliant contrivances, it has become a tiling stupendous, alike for its force and its flexibility,...— 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,...

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

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 sivua
...become a thing stupendous, alike for its force and its flexibility, for the prodigious power whicli it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility...— 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,...

Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Richard Green Parker - 1844 - 237 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,...It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metnl before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift op a ship of war...

Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Nide 4

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility, with which that power can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk...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...

Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 sivua
...and share, in their places, the equal care of their Creator. The Steam Engine. The steam engine 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 like...

Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 50 sivua
...— and am dust." Again. In the description of the power of the steam-engine, a late writer says : " 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 up a ship of war...

Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 429 sivua
...— and am dust." Again. In the description of the power of the steam-engine, a late writer says : " 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 up a ship of war...

Gwennap, a descriptive poem

William Francis (of Gwennap.) - 1845 - 80 sivua
...varied, 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...; 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...

Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Nide 3

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility, with which that power can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk...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...

English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - 1846 - 271 sivua
...steam engine; of the second, poetry. 1. " 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...




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