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1819
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Our National System of Education: An Essay

John Cleaves Henderson - 1877 - 134 pages
...steamengine] "has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and flexibility, the prodigous 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 Juvenile instructor and companion, Volumes 28-29

Young people - 1877
...it has become a thing stupendous alike 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, dis-tributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - 1878 - 276 pages
...the prodigious power which it can exert ; and the ease, precision and ductility with which it can he varied, distributed and applied. 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 hefore it ; draw out, without...
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(The British readers). The first (-sixth) reader, ed. by T. Morrison. The ...

Thomas Morrison (LL.D.) - 1878
...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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Morning light [afterw.] The New-Church weekly, Issue 1119, Volume 1

1878
...rendered to the human family. It has rendered ten thousand others, and promises still to increase them. " 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, without...
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The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History ..., Volume 10

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - 1887
...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...elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is as nothing to it. O It can draw out without breaking a thread as fine as gossamer," and lift a ship...
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Historical reader. English history

Historical reader - 1880
...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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How to Manage a Steam-engine

Manfred Powis Bale - 1880 - 110 pages
...words of a celebrated writer, — " 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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Blackie's graded readers, ed. by M. Paterson, Part 7

Maurice Paterson - 1880
...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 with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel...
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(The British readers). The first (-sixth) reader, ed. by T. Morrison. The ...

Thomas Morrison (LL.D.) - 1878
...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...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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