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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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Readings in science and literature

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1851
...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...embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 páginas
...seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine »s gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in...embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It would be difficult to...
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Success in life, a book for young men

Success - 1851 - 332 páginas
...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. It can...embroider muslin and forge anchors; cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves.' Another application of...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 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, — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." * Examples. 1. Behold my...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 páginas
...obdurate metal before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and I iff up a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." * Examples. 1. Behold my...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 páginas
...seal, and erush 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 air. It ean embroider muslin and forge anehors — eut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against...
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Our Age and Our Country

A. E. Pearce - 1851
...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 like a bauble in the air,—embroider muslin, and forge anchors,—cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against...
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A Historical Account of Useful Inventions and Scientific Discoveries: Being ...

George Grant (author of Panorama of Science.) - 1852 - 251 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, in the air It can embroider muslins, and forge anchors ; cut steel intoribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the...
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A School compendium of natural and experimental philosophy

Richard Green Parker - 1852 - 404 páginas
...; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of wai like a banble in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the wiuds and waves." eduction-pipe, communicating...
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Pocket Guide Through Glasgow

John Menzies (of Edinburgh.) - 1853 - 80 páginas
...of obdurate metal like wax before it — draw out, without breaking a thread, as fine as gossimer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It...vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." Amongst the statuary of the Museum is also a fine marble copy of Flaxman's beautiful calculating figure...
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