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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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Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 50 pages
...— and am dust." Again. In the description of the power of the steam-engine, a late writer says : " 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,...
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Gwennap, a descriptive poem

William Francis (of Gwennap.) - 1845 - 80 pages
...Writer( "has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility! 'or "le prodigious powers which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility, with which they can he varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak,...
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The debater: a new theory of the art of speaking, being a series of complete ...

Frederic Rowton - 1846 - 294 pages
...Engine. " It has become," he says, " 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...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 3

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...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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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 3

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...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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A School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Embracing the ...

Richard Green Parker - 1849 - 382 pages
...steam, in order to keep the cylinder from being cooled by the external air. D is the digious 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 Debater a New Theory of the Art of Speaking...

Frederick Rowton - 1850 - 304 pages
...Engine. " It has become," he says, "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...
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A SCHOOL COMPENDIUM OF NATURAL EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

RICHARD GREEN PARKER, A.M. - 1850
...steam, in order to keep the cylinder from being cooled by the external air. D is the digious 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 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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