Iowa Engineer, Volume 17

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Page 66 - Extreme busyness, whether at school or college, kirk or market, is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. There is a sort of dead-alive, hackneyed people about, who are scarcely conscious of living except in the exercise of some conventional occupation. Bring these fellows into the country, or set them aboard ship, and you will see how they pine for their desk or their study. They have no curiosity; they cannot...
Page 79 - ... Its kind in the Union. 7. Manual training for rural school teachers under a regular Instructor, and in cooperation with the agricultural extension department. This work Is correlated with the lines discussed in the bulletins on manual training. 8. A technical service bureau has been organized to give aid to municipalities on the various subjects about which they Inquire or on developments that they may be considering. This service Is rendered mostly by means of talks by practical men before representative...
Page 132 - A CENTURY OF THE NAMES AND SCANTLINGS OF SUCH INVENTIONS, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected which (my former notes being lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now in the year 1655 to set these down in such a way as may sufficiently instruct me to put any of them in practice.
Page 66 - ... country, or set them aboard ship, and you will see how they pine for their desk or their study. They have no curiosity; they cannot give themselves over to random provocations; they do not take pleasure in the exercise of their faculties for its own sake; and unless Necessity lays about them with a stick, they will even stand still. It is no good speaking to such folk; they cannot be idle, their nature is not generous enough; and they pass those hours in a sort of coma which are not dedicated...
Page 66 - ... and narrowed theirs by a life of all work and no play; until here they are at forty, with a listless attention, a mind vacant of all material of amusement, and not one thought to rub against another, while they wait for the train. Before he was breeched he might have clambered on the boxes; when he was twenty, he would have stared at the girls; but now the pipe is smoked out, the snuff-box empty, and my gentleman sits bolt upright upon a bench, with lamentable eyes. This does not appeal to me...
Page 66 - As if a man's soul were not too small to begin with, they have dwarfed and narrowed theirs by a life of all work and no play ; until here they are at forty, with a listless attention, a mind vacant of all material of amusement, and not one thought to rub against another, while they wait for the train.
Page 66 - ... or alienated; and yet very possibly they are hard workers in their own way, and have good eyesight for a flaw in a deed or a turn of the market. They have been to school and college, but all the time they had their eye on the medal...
Page 228 - The cement shall be the product obtained by finely pulverizing clinker produced by calcining to incipient fusion an intimate mixture of properly proportioned argillaceous and calcareous substances, with only such additions subsequent to calcining as may be necessary to control certain properties.
Page 66 - When they do not require to go to the office, when they are not hungry and have no mind to drink, the whole breathing world is a blank, to them. If they have to wait an hour or so for a train, they fall into a stupid trance with their eyes open.
Page 38 - What can we do for you — got any preference, Wireless to Saturn or bridge to the moon? Don't send us back to a life that is flat again, We who have shattered a continent's spine; Office work — Lord, but we couldn't do that again! Haven't you something that's more in our line? Got any river they say isn't crossable? Got any mountains that can't be cut through? We specialize in the wholly impossible, Doing things "nobody ever could do...

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