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.
Bell suddenly turned aside, because of his acoustical knowledge, and invented
the telephone, while Gray kept straight ahead.
'Have you invented
a plan for keeping the hair from being blown off?' Alice enquired.
She might have invented
a pretext for staying away; she might even invent a pretext now for going.
It is indeed disreputable for those who are equal, or nearly so, to the enemy, to endeavour to take refuge within their walls--but since it very often happens, that those who make the attack are too powerful for the bravery and courage of those few who oppose them to resist, if you would not suffer the calamities of war and the insolence of the enemy, it must be thought the part of a good soldier to seek for safety under the shelter and protection of walls more especially since so many missile weapons and machines have been most ingeniously invented
to besiege cities with.
For although they were not good at inventing anything, they were very good at taking what others had invented
and making it better.
Not very long ago some one invented
the assertion that there were only "Four Hundred" people in New York City who were really worth noticing.
Directly any higher order were invented
, he would win it.
If then these Selenites have existed their hundreds of thousands of years, and if their brain is of the same organization of the human brain, they have already invented
all that we have invented
, and even what we may invent in future ages.
- "May it please your Majesty, I have invented
a rifle that discharges lightning."
This would not have been possible had not some clever man invented
the "wireless" and an equally clever child suggested the idea of reaching the mysterious Land of Oz by its means.
"It was called the Powder of Life," was the answer; "and it was invented
by a crooked Sorcerer who lived in the mountains of the North Country.