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My friends," he resumes after dabbing his fat head for some time-- and it smokes to such an extent that he seems to light his pocket- handkerchief at it, which smokes, too, after every dab--"to pursue the subject we are endeavouring with our lowly gifts to improve, let us in a spirit of love inquire what is that Terewth to which I have alluded.
She walked about the room, dabbing her wet cheeks with a towel.
He landed wet and soppily against Skipper's rain-wet chest, his tail bobbing frantically against Skipper's containing arm, his body wriggling, his tongue dabbing madly all over Skipper's chin and mouth and cheeks and nose.