About clothes, and how robots will weave garments that never wear out from materials not yet invented that will cost very little.
It is not brittle like porcelain and cast iron, not poisonous like lead-glazed earthenware and untinned copper, needs no enamel to chip off, does not rust and wear out like cheap tin-plate, and weighs but a fraction of other substances.
And though the 275th lay was what they call a rather LONG LAY, yet it was better than nothing; and if we had a lucky voyage, might pretty nearly pay for the clothing I would wear out on it, not to speak of my three years' beef and board, for which I would not have to pay one stiver.
Frictionless coatings that never wear out in machines that last for centuries.
You might wear out your index-finger running up and down the columns of dictionaries, and never find the word.
In the tenth book of the Republic we find the curious argument that the soul does not perish like the body, because its characteristic evil, sin or wickedness does not kill it as the diseases of the body wear out the bodily life.
If I thought sermonizing would wear out Willard for my questions, I was dead wrong.