1 A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.
2 Another man says the locomotive moves because its wheels go round.
3 The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.
4 These temporary aims are like the broom fixed in front of a locomotive to clear the snow from the rails in front: they clear men's moral responsibilities from their path.
5 But they got through the Act with great self-possession; and Mr. Sleary, saving for the first instant, conveyed no more expression into his locomotive eye than into his fixed one.
6 The Germans invented a new locomotive engine with a self feeder, that did not need a fireman.
7 We have vanquished the hydra, and it is called the locomotive; we are on the point of vanquishing the griffin, we already grasp it, and it is called the balloon.
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