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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 - 1852 - 406 sivua
...which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pi/1 or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can 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 Lost Steamer: A History of the Amazon ...

Amazon ship - 1852 - 248 sivua
...force as its flexibility; like the elephant's trunk that can pick up a pin or rend an oak. Nay, it can draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a trinket. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors. It can cut steel into ribands, and impel the large...

Birmingham : a Poem: In Two Parts, with Appendix

Harry Howells Horton - 1853 - 290 sivua
...power so increased as to set weight and solidity at defiance. 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 breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like...

Birmingham: a poem, Nide 2

Harry Howells Horton - 1853
...power so increased as to set weight and solidity at defiance. 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 breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like...

The training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin. 2nd book, division 1

William Jordan Unwin - 1853
...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...

English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1853 - 785 sivua
...ductility, with which that power can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that ean pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing to it....engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it- — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a shipof-war like...

Pocket Guide Through Glasgow

John Menzies (of Edinburgh.) - 1853 - 80 sivua
...to Lord Jefi'rey, excels " the trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak," for " it can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate...— draw out, without breaking a thread, as fine as gossimer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge anchors...

The Mechanics' Magazine, Nide 62

1855
...of the elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, or crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it;...without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer; and lid a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider, forge anchors, cut steel into ribbons,...

The Steam Engine

Thomas Osmond Summers - 1856 - 188 sivua
...at defiance. By his admirable contrivances, it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and flexibility, for the prodigious power which 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 oi' war like a...

A School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Embracing the ...

Richard Green Parker - 1856 - 470 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...




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