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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... "
Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c - Página 220
1819
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Spirit of the English Magazines

1829
...Atlantic in fifteen days — and amidst a long list of other marvels, " engrave seals, forge anchors, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air." Nor has the moral world remained stationary, while the physical was undergoing such wonderful revolutions....
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The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and ...

Levi Washburn Leonard - 1830 - 320 páginas
...obdurate metal before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble in the air; It can embroider muslin and forge anchors,— rcut 5fo NATURE AND PROPERTIES OF AIR. steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volumen2

George Lillie Craik - 1831
...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 like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves.' And another application...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1831 - 427 páginas
...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 like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." And another application...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Volumen6

1831
...without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bubble in the air. It ran embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into...ribbons, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the waters.'* — "Our improved sU am engine fought the battles of Europe, and now enables us to pay the...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volumen2

George Lillie Craik - 1831
...before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, — and lift a ship of warlike a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." And another application...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumen27

1843
...crash masses of obdurate metal like •wax before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer ; and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves.' Nor, while we admire the...
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The Repertory of patent inventions [formerly The Repertory of ..., Volumen14

1833
...and crush a mass of obdurate metal, like wax before it; draw out without breaking a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air;' which ' can embroider muslin, forge anchors, cut steel into ribands,' and impel itself against the...
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The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and ...

Levi Washburn Leonard - 1833 - 318 páginas
...obdurate metal before it,— draw out, without breaking, a thread aa fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider rnuslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge

1834
...and crush masses of obdurate metals like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin, and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and the waves. Such are the achievements...
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