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1819
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Readings in science and literature

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1851
...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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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 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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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 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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The Elements of Political Economy

Francis Wayland - 1852 - 406 pages
...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 pi/1 or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal...
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The training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin. 2nd book, division 1

William Jordan Unwin - 1853
...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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Birmingham: a poem

Harry Howells Horton - 1853
...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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Birmingham: a poem

Harry Howells Horton - 1853 - 290 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: on the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1853 - 785 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 ean pick up a pin...
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Pocket Guide Through Glasgow

John Menzies (of Edinburgh.) - 1853 - 80 pages
...of the magnificent steam-engine race of the present day, which, according to Lord Jefi'rey, excels " the trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak," for " it can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it — draw out, without...
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The Steam Engine

Thomas Osmond Summers - 1856 - 188 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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