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" By his 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 it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The... "
Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c - Page 220
1819
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 16

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1863
...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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THE NEW AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA: A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF GENERAL KNOWLEGE.

1863
...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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The first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader, Volume 6

James Stuart Laurie - 1863
...contrivance it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility; for the prodis;ious 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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Useful Information for Engineers ...: Containing the Results of Experimental ...

Sir William Fairbairn - 1864 - 380 pages
...of the steam-engine, says that—' It is a tiling stupendous alike for its force and 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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Useful Information for Engineers: Being a Series of Lectures Delivered ...

Sir William Fairbairn - 1864 - 376 pages
...of the steam-engine, Bays that — ' It is a thing stupendous alike for its force and 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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Transactions of the Illinois State Agricultural Society, with ..., Volume 5

Illinois State Agricultural Society - 1865
...flexibility, for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, 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 before it ; draw oat, without...
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Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...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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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...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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Progressive Readers: A Class Book for the Use of Advanced Pupils ..., Issue 5

John Epy Lovell - 1866
...the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease asd 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 before it, — draw out,...
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The Standard Fifth Reader for Public and Private Schools: Containing a ...

Epes Sargent - 1867 - 478 pages
...THE STEAM-ENGINE. — 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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