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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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Instructive Extracts, Comprising Religious and Moral Instruction, Natural ...

1843
...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 would be difficult...

Discourses on the Objects and Uses of Science and Literature

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1843 - 332 sivua
...out without breaking a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of the line like a bawble into the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel into ribands and impel loaded vessels against the winds and waves." But look around for yourselves — on...

The Life of Henry Bell: The Practical Introducer of the Steam-boat Into ...

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 sivua
...rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel mighty vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. "It would be difficult to...

Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Nide 4

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...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 * First published in an Edinburgh newspaper (" The Scotsman"), of the 4th September, 1819. can embroider...

Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Richard Green Parker - 1844 - 237 sivua
...of obdurate metnl before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift op a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embruider moslwi, and forge anchors -. cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels ngainst the...

Gwennap, a descriptive poem

William Francis (of Gwennap.) - 1845 - 80 sivua
...or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as...embroider muslin and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It is our improved steam...

The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Renfrew, Argyle

1845
...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 ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." In the earlier part of...

Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 429 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." * Examples. 1. Behold my...

Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 50 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." * Examples. 1. Behold my...

Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Nide 3

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...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 ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves....




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