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" It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax, 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... "
THE LIFE OF JAMES WATT - Sivu 402
tekijä(t) James Patrrick Muirhead - 1859
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...metal ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bubble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors;...ribbons and impel loaded vessels against the fury of wind and waves. It would be difficult to estimate the value of the benefits which these inventions...

The graduated course of translation from English into French, ed. by C ...

Hugues Charles S. Cassal, Théodore Karcher - 1876
...it, draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bubble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...

The Juvenile instructor and companion, Niteet 28–29

Young people - 1877
...crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer ; and lift a ship of war like a bauble in...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. Such results were not the...

The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - 1878 - 564 sivua
...of obdurate metal ; 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,...ribbons, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of winds and waves." Iii this passage extreme delicacy of action is contrasted with gigantic effort, and...

The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - 1878 - 276 sivua
...obdurate metal hefore it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as flne as a gossamer ; and lift up a ship of war, like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." (12) Climax (from the Greek...

Morning light [afterw.] The New-Church weekly, Nide 1

1878
...obdurate metal before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift. a ship like a bauble in the air : it can embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." Fifty years ago Electricity,...

Heroes of invention and discovery, selected by the editor of 'Risen by ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...crash masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, — and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors; cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." And another application...

Historical reader. English history

Historical reader - 1880
...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...embroider muslin and forge anchors; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. 2. It would be difficult...

How to Manage a Steam-engine

Manfred Powis Bale - 1880 - 110 sivua
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax 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, and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds...

The Globe readers (ed. by A.F. Murison). Primer 1,2; Book 1-6, Kirja 6

Alexander Falconer Murison - 1882
...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...embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...




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