1 He had invented a machine for the cleaning of the hemp, which, considering the education and circumstances of the inventor, displayed quite as much mechanical genius as Whitney's cotton-gin.
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2 He was a man loved and honoured by all who knew him; and in his youth was, I have heard, the inventor of a burnt rum punch, much patronised on Derby night.
3 The founder of a sect or party, or an inventor, impresses us less when we know how or by what the way was prepared for his activity.
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4 In less than three years the inventor of this process had become rich, which is good, and had made every one about him rich, which is better.
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5 Miles, Dr. Bell, the inventor of the Bell telephone, Bishop Vincent, and the Rev.
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6 These gloomy inventors of expedients work rapidly when they are fighting against fatality.
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7 The inventors of ideas of that nature, men with nocturnal imaginations, applied to them to have their ideas executed.
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