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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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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Nide 84

1819
...eeal, 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 ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...

A course of lectures on the steam engine

Charles Frederick Partington - 1826 - 92 sivua
...obdurate reotals 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 5 cut steel into ribbons, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the wind and waves." The necessity...

The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and ...

Levi Washburn Leonard - 1827 - 318 sivua
...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 56- NATURE AND PROPERTIES OF AIR. steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of...

The Edinburgh Annual Register, Nide 12

Walter Scott - 1823
...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. It would be difficult to...

The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and ...

Levi Washburn Leonard - 1828 - 318 sivua
...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 ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It has armed the feeble...

An Illustration of the Principles of Elocution ...

William Brittingham Lacey - 1828 - 300 sivua
...obdurate metal like wax 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 ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...

Stuart's Descriptive History of the Steam Engine

Robert Stuart - 1829 - 249 sivua
...nothing to it : it can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draws out without breaking a thread as fine as a gossamer,...like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves....

A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1829 - 252 sivua
...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 ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " A second example, more...

Spirit of the English Magazines

1829
...Atlantic in fifteen days — and amidst a long list of other marvels, " engrave seals, forge anchors, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air." Nor has the moral world remained stationary, while the physical was undergoing such wonderful revolutions....

The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and ...

Levi Washburn Leonard - 1830 - 320 sivua
...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,— rcut 5fo NATURE AND PROPERTIES OF AIR. steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury...




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