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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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...of an elephant,' it has been truly said of this machine, ' that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, a as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate •etal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as nssamer ; and lift a ship...

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...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 itj draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift up a ship of war, like...

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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 a...

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Richard Green Parker - 1857
...— 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...

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...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...

The Standard Fifth Reader: (first-class Standard Reader) : for Public and ...

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...alike for its force and its flexibility, — for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the case and precision and ductility with which it can be varied,...engrave a seal, and crush masses of ob'durate metal before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like...

Conversations on natural philosophy, by the author of Conversations on chemistry

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...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 bubble in the air. It can embroider muslin, forge anchors,...

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...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 a gossamer, and lift a ship of war like...

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...alike stupendous for its force and its flexibility; for the prodigious power it can exert, and the easa and 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 gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like...

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Epes Sargent - 1859
...alike for its force and its flexibility, — for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the case and precision and ductility with which it can be varied,...engrave a seal, and crush masses of ob'durate 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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