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" On this, I soon imagined that by pulling round a wheel, the weight might be raised to any height, by tying a rope to the weight, and winding the rope round the axle of the wheel ; and that the power gained must be just as great as the wheel was broader... "
The popular educator - Page 235
by Popular educator - 1852
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the monthly review

Several Hands - 1774
...be juft as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly fo, by hanging one weight to a rope put round the wheel,...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle. So that, in thefe two maChines, it appeared very plain, that their advantage was as great as the fpace...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 49

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1774
...be juft: as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly fo, by hanging one weight to a rope put round the wheel,...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle. So that, in thefe two machines, it appeared very plain, that their advantage was as great as the fpace...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 6

Autobiographies - 1830
...gained, must be just as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put round...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle. So that> in these two machines, it appeared very plain, that their advantage was as great, as the space...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 9

Anecdotes - 1826
...power gained must be just as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick, and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put round...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle, so that in these two machines, it appeared very plain, that their advantage was as great as the space...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...gained must be just as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put round...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle." The child had thus, it will be observed, actually discovered two of the most important elementary truths...
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Journal of a voyage from London to Savannah in Georgia

George Whitefield - 1830 - 274 pages
...gained, must be just as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put round...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle. So that, in these two machines, it appeared very plain, that their advantige was as great, as the space...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...the axle was thick; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put TOL. in. 17* round the wheel, and another to the rope that coiled round the axle." The child had thus, it will be observed, actually discovered two of the most important elementary truths...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties

George Lillie Craik - 1830
...broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put s3 round the wheel, and another to the rope that coiled round the axle." The child had thus, it will be observed, actually discovered two of the most important elementary truths...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 3; Volume 14

Methodist Church - 1832
...gained must be just as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put round...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle." The child had thus, it will be observed, actually discovered two of the most important elementary truths...
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Biography of Self Taught Men

Bela Bates Edwards, Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch - Biography - 1832 - 260 pages
...gained must be just as great as the wheel was broader than the axle was thick ; and found it to be exactly so, by hanging one weight to a rope put round...and another to the rope that coiled round the axle." The child had thus, it will be observed, actually discovered two of the most important elementary truths...
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