The necessity of a reply was superseded by the unlooked-for entrance of a third party—the individual in question—who, bringing his one eye (for he had but one) to bear on Ralph Nickleby, made a great many shambling bows, and sat himself down in an armchair, with his hands on his knees, and his short black trousers drawn up so high in the legs by the exertion of seating himself, that they scarcely reached below the tops of his Wellington boots.’
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Engineers used slide rules before they were superseded by calculators.
No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert.
Thoreau, Henry David -- Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience