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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 Juvenile instructor and companion

Young people - 1877
...weight and solidity at defiance. By his admirable contrivances it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility, for the prodigious...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer ; and lift a ship of war...
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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 - German language - 1883 - 220 pages
...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 - English 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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