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" Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? "  "
Tait's Edinburgh magazine - Page 459
1857
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The Life of George Stephenson

Samuel Smiles - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 240 pages
...One of the members of the Committee pressed the witness a little further. He put the following case : —"Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going...line and get in the way of the engine; would not that be a very awkward circumstance ? " " Yes," replied the witness, with a twinkle in his eye, " very awkward—for...
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The Man Who Made the Monitor: A Biography of John Ericsson, Naval Engineer

Olav Thulesius - History - 2007 - 264 pages
...Stephenson, was summoned and asked, "Suppose, now one of your engines to be going at a rate of 9 or 10 miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the...line and get in the way of the engine, would not that be a very awkward circumstance?" He replied, "Yes, very awkward — for the coo!" (Later, American...
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The Growth of the British Empire, Book V of the Story of the World

M. B. Synge - History - 2013 - 264 pages
..." Suppose now one of your engines, to be going at a speed of ten miles an hour along the railroad, and that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine, would not that be very awkward ? " "Yes," answered the great engineer, with a twinkle in his eye, " very awkward—...
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The Michigan Engineer, Volumes 1-9

Engineering - 1893
...of them put to the eminent engineer the following : " Suppose now one of these engines to be going at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that...get in the way of the engine, would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance;"' " Yes," replied the witness with a twinkle in his eye, " very...
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Locomotive Engineers Journal, Volume 4

Locomotive engineers - 1870
...further. He put the following cis«: "Suppose, n»w, one of t ķese engines to be going along a rnilroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the Hue aud get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkard circumstance? "...
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