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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... "
NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY - Page 200
by RICHARD GREEN PARKER A.M. - 1856
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The Elements of Political Economy

Francis Wayland - Economics - 1878 - 403 pages
...precision, and ductility with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an ele- phant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing...; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer ; and lift up a ship of war, like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - English language - 1878 - 270 pages
...the prodigious power which it can exert ; and the ease, precision and ductility with which it can he varied, distributed and applied. The trunk of an elephant,...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal hefore it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as flne as a gossamer ; and lift up a ship of war,...
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Heroes of invention and discovery, selected by the editor of 'Risen by ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...counted miracles and impossibilities. " The trunk of an elephant, it has been finely and truly said, that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crash masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine...
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German composition

Hermann Lange - 1883
...can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend6 an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before if, draw out without 6 breaking a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bubble...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - English language - 1884 - 270 pages
...alike for its force and its flexibility ; for the prodigious power which it can exert ; and the ease, precision and ductility with which it can be varied,...; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer and lift up a ship of war, like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge...
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The Complete Debater: Containing Debates, Outlines of Debates and Questions ...

Debates and debating - 1892 - 192 pages
...says, " a thing stupendous, alike for its force and its flexibility ; for the prodigious power which it can exer.t, and the ease, and precision, and ductility...as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush obdurate masses of metal before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer, and...
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Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a ..., Part 1832

Charles William Colby - Great Britain - 1899 - 325 pages
...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,... draw 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 and forge anchors,...
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Selections from the sources of English history: being a ..., Part 1832

Charles William Colby - Great Britain - 1899 - 325 pages
...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,... draw 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 and forge anchors,...
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The World's Best Essays: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler - American essays - 1900
...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...metal before it draw out, without breaking, a thead as -fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin...
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