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1819
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Thomas Jefferson's Views on Public Education

John Cleaves Henderson - 1890 - 387 pages
...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, and rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before...
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The Complete Debater: Containing Debates, Outlines of Debates and Questions ...

1892 - 192 pages
...Engine. " It has become," he says, " a thing stupendous, alike for its force and its flexibility ; for the prodigious power which it can exer.t, 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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James Watt and the Steam Engine

1899 - 192 pages
...By his admirable contrivances it has become 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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The History of Civilisation in Scotland, Volume 4

John Mackintosh - 1896
...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. ... It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate...
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Stock Exchange Investments: Their History; Practice; and Results

William Hickman Smith Aubrey - 1897 - 275 pages
...him, " His remarkable contrivance has become a thing stupendous alike in its force and flexibility, for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease and precision and dignity with which that power can be distributed and applied." Just after the commencement of Queen...
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Science and Industry, Volume 4

1899
...prodigious power that 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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Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a Supplement to Text ...

Charles William Colby - 1899 - 325 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 it can be varied, distributed and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend...
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Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a Supplement to Text ...

Charles William Colby - 1899 - 325 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 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 World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...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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James Watt

Andrew Carnegie - 1905 - 241 pages
...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 before it ; draw out, without...
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