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sustain
used in Gulliver's Travels

3 uses
  • This magnet is sustained by a very strong axle of adamant passing through its middle, upon which it plays, and is poised so exactly that the weakest hand can turn it.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (24% in)
  • That a proper quantity of this powder rammed into a hollow tube of brass or iron, according to its bigness, would drive a ball of iron or lead, with such violence and speed, as nothing was able to sustain its force.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (76% in)
  • Here my master interposed, by asking me, "how I could persuade strangers, out of different countries, to venture with me, after the losses I had sustained, and the hazards I had run?"
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (29% in)

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