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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 222
1819
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James Watt

Andrew Carnegie - 1905 - 241 pages
...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 trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend...
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Nelson's Literature Readers, Book 2

Richard Garnett - 1905 - 464 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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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - 1908 - 781 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 before it ; draw out, without...
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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - 1908 - 781 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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Readings in Modern European History: Europe since the Congress of Vienna

James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard - 1909
...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 before it ; draw out, without...
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Readings in Modern European History: Europe since the Congress of Vienna

James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard - 1909
...defiance. By his admirable contrivance it has become 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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Cotton as a World Power: A Study in the Economic Interpretation of History

James Augustin Brown Scherer - 1916 - 452 pages
...own engines." 6 Lord Jeffrey's eloquent tribute to the perfection of Watt's machine is well known: "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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Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber

Stephen Yafa - 2006 - 398 pages
...manufacturing. A contemporary, Lord Jeffrey, offered his eloquent appraisal of Watt's achievement: "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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Locomotive Engineers Journal, Volume 26

1892
...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 ж pin or rend...
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Sharpe's London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction, for ..., Volume 2

1846
...sphere. Nor is the flexibility of steam less wonderful than its force, for it has been well compared to the trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak with equal facility. The power of steam has by many been supposed to be one of the wonderful discoveries...
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