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Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c - Page 220
1819
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The penny cyclopędia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 27

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1843
...his admirable contrivances it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility, for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease and precision and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 27

1843
...admirable contrivances it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility, tor the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease and precision and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend...
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The Life of Henry Bell: The Practical Introducer of the Steam-boat Into ...

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 pages
...for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk...elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, —...
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The Life of Henry Bell: The Practical Introducer of the Steam-boat Into ...

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 pages
...brilliant contrivances, it has become a thing stupendous, alike for its force and its flexibility, for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 4

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...admirable contrivance, it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility, — for the 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 of an elephant, that can pick up a pin...
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Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Richard Green Parker - 1844 - 237 pages
...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, with which it can be varied. distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin, or rend...
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The Life of Henry Bell: The Practical Introducer of the Steam-boat Into ...

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 pages
...become a thing stupendous, alike for its force and its flexibility, for the prodigious power whicli it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend...
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The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Renfrew, Argyle

1845
...admirable contrivances it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility — for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 pages
...Engine. The steam engine has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility — for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 429 pages
...— 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 rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal and crush masses of obdurate metal before it, — draw out,...
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