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" 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 breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in... "
The Mississippi Valley: Its Physical Geography, Including Sketches of the ... - Page 294
by John Wells Foster - 1869 - 443 pages
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Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c

Decoration and ornament - 1819
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as line as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribbons, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 5

1825
...as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer,...embroider muslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " It would be difficult...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 89, Part 2

Edward Cave, John Nichols - Literature - 1819
...seal, and crush masses of obdurate netal like wax before it, draw out, without breaking, a thread at fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vesseU against the fury of the winds and waves. '• It would be difficult to estimate the value of...
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of The Scots ...

1819
...is аа nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like n bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribbands, and impel...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 6

1820
...nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it , draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer;...ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of winds and waves. It would be difficult to estimate the value of the benefits which tbese inventions...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker].

Charles Knight - 1820
...oak, is nothing to it. It can. engrave a seal, or crush masses of metal like wax before it — draw out without breaking a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a. ship of war like .1 bauble i'.uo the air; it can embroider imislinj and forge" anchors— cut steel into ribbands, and...
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A History of Useful Arts & Manufactures

Engineering - 1822 - 175 pages
...it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a spider's, and lift up the largest weights like a bauble in. the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge anchors, — cut steel into thin and narrow stripes, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of th« winds and waves. It. would...
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Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy, Volume 1

Industrial arts - 1824
...nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer,...embroider muslin, and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribbands, and impel londed vessels against the fury of the winds and waves ! " It has increased indefinitely...
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...of Cologne, 1340. to it. It can engrave a seal, or crush masses of metal like wax before it — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble into the air; it can embroider muslin, and forge anchors — cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded...
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A Descriptive History of the Steam Engine

Robert Stuart - Steam-engines - 1824 - 228 pages
...crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draws out without breaking a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves....
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