The improvement of pottery became his passion, and was never lost sight of for a moment.
The wonderful improvement which she still fancied in Mr. Crawford was the nearest to administering comfort of anything within the current of her thoughts.
All the improvements in machinery, however, have by no means been the inventions of those who had occasion to use the machines.
The only improvements he could think of were improvements in beauty of line, in refinement of the design, in added ornamentation, and other enhancements of the physical appearance of the product.
The three capital improvements are, first, the exchange of the rock and spindle for the spinning-wheel, which, with the same quantity of labour, will perform more than double the quantity of work.
Another still more important improvement was his employment of the ligature in tying arteries to stop hæmorrhage, instead of the actual cautery.
Slaves, however, are very seldom inventive; and all the most important improvements, either in machinery, or in the arrangement and distribution of work, which facilitate and abridge labour have been the discoveries of freemen.