The man who does not understand the construction of the machine cannot conceive that the small connecting cogwheel which revolves quietly is one of the most essential parts of the machine, and not the shaving which merely harms and hinders the working.
Now the Zimbabwean dollar has undergone four re-denominations (the process of shaving zeros off the currency to make a more manageable new currency.
He was standing in front of the mirror in his jeans and an athletic undershirt, shaving with a disposable razor.
Sharks' teeth, shells and bamboo were formerly generally used as cutting instruments for shaving and surgical operations.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
Biographers have delighted to relate how painfully Demosthenes made himself a tolerable speaker, - how, with pebbles in his mouth, he tried his lungs against the waves, how he declaimed as he ran up hill, how he shut himself up in a cell, having first guarded himself against a longing for the haunts of men by shaving one side of his head, how he wrote out Thucydides eight times, how he was derided by the Assembly and encouraged by a judicious actor who met him moping about the Peiraeus.
Katie snatched the shaving bag and a towel, stalking to the bathroom.
He glanced at her in the mirror and stopped shaving long enough to answer.
Katie returned, tossing the sleeping bag and a small shaving bag filled with basics on one bunk.