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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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Biography of self-taught men [by B. B. Edwards and S. G. Bagley].

Bela Bates Edwards - 1869 - 288 pages
...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 Mississippi Valley: Its Physical Geography, Including Sketches of the ...

John Wells Foster - 1869 - 443 pages
...defiance. It has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and flexibility,— for the prodigious power 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 Missouri Yearbook of Agriculture: Annual Report, Volume 5

Missouri. State Board of Agriculture - 1870
...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 of an elephant that can pick up a pin orrend an oak is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal and crush masses of obdurate metal before...
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Sporting Review: A Monthly Chronicle of the Turf, the Chase, and ..., Volume 1

" "Craven - 1830
...steam power, is a sort of devil upon earth, that neither you nor I ever thought to have to do with. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is «s nothing to it. It can draw out, without breaking, a thread as 6ne as gossamer, and lift a ship...
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The Methodist messenger, Volumes 1-2

1871
...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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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - 1872 - 534 pages
...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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Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine, Volume 10

1874
...stupendous for its force and its flexibility ; for the prodigious powers which it can exert, and the ease, precision, and ductility with which they can be varied,...distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, which can pick up a piu and rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal and crush masses of...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...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 that power can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...felicity of illustration : It has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility — observed to be on fire. The thing took wing, and now there 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 graduated course of translation from English into French, ed. by C ...

Hugues Charles S. Cassal, Théodore Karcher - 1876
...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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