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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Motion.
 
The laws of motion, according to Galileo and Newton.   1
   (1) If no force acts on a body in motion, it will continue to move uniformly in a straight line.   2
   (2) If force acts on a body, it will produce a change of motion proportionate to the force, and in the same direction (as that in which the force acts).   3
   (3) When one body exerts force on another, that other body reacts on it with equal force.   4
 


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