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1819
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The Standard First[-fifth] Reader ...

Epes Sargent - 1859
...for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the case 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 ob'durate metal before it ; draw out,...
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THE LIFE OF JAMES WATT

James Patrrick Muirhead - 1859
...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,...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1859 - 580 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...
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The graduated series of reading-lesson books, Book 4

Graduated series - 1859
...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 that power can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of au elephant, that can pick up a pin...
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Stories and studies from the chronicles and history of England, by mrs. S.C ...

Anna Maria Hall - 1859
...his admirable contrivances 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 Elements of Political Economy

Francis Wayland - 1858 - 406 pages
...exert ; and the ease, precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and apolied. 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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The popular educator, Volume 1

Popular educator - 1860
...delicate manufactures; while its power may be so increased as to set 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. It can engrave a seal, or crush a mage of iron. It can draw out a filament, without...
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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1861 - 538 pages
...exert', and the ease, precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied1. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin' or rend an oak1, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal', and crush masses of obdurate metal before it7 ;...
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A School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Embracing the ...

Richard Green Parker - 1861 - 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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Training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin

William Jordan Unwin - 1862
...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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