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1819
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Useful Information for Engineers: Being a Series of Lectures Delivered to ...

Sir William Fairbairn - 1856 - 376 pages
...of the steam-engine, says that — "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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Useful Information for Engineers: Being a Series of Lectures

Sir William Fairbairn - 1856
...of the steam-engine, says that — "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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The Popular Educator, Volume 1

1856
...delicate manufactures; while its power may be so increased as to se weight and solidity at defiance. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. I can engrave a seal, or crush a mass of iron. It can draw out a filament, without...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...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 - 1856 - 470 pages
...it has become a thing alike stupendous 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, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin, or rend...
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The elements of political economy. With revisions and additions

Francis Wayland - 1857 - 270 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...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 itj draw out, without...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 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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Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades

Richard Green Parker - 1857
...— 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1857 - 785 pages
...ease, and precision, and ductility, with which that power can he varicd, distrihuted, and applicd. 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 erush masses of ohdurate metal hefore it — draw out,...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1858 - 580 pages
...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...
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