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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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...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...

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...pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave u 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 wai like a bauble in the air. It can embrpider muslin, and forge anchors ; cut steel into...

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...steam, in order to keep the cylinder from being cooled by the external air. D is the digious 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 wai like...

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