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I got an old tin lamp and an iron ring, and went out in the woods and rubbed and rubbed till I sweat like an Injun, calculating to build a palace and sell it; but it warn't no use, none of the genies come.
The rope by which they dragged the sled rubbed against the side of Messner's leg.
He rubbed his nose, not reflectively, but savagely, in order to drive the blood into it, and urged the dogs to their work again.
Having scrutinised the house from top to bottom, he rubbed his hands, a broad smile overspread his features, and he said joyfully, "This is just what I wanted
And she rubbed the whole bundle of matches quickly against the wall, for she wanted to be quite sure of keeping her grandmother near her.
The King could not refuse him this, and so he took out his tinder-box, and rubbed it once, twice, three times.
Alec had her on the sofa rolled up in the bear-skin coat, with Phebe rubbing her cold feet while he rubbed the aching hands, and Aunt Plenty made a comfortable hot drink, and Aunt Peace sent down her own foot-warmer and embroidered blanket "for the dear.
Neither could Charlie, when he heard the broken voice say that; but, boy-like, he wouldn't own it, and said pettishly, as he rubbed his sleeve across his eyes
Bounderby, 'when I was four or five years younger than you, I had worse bruises upon me than ten oils, twenty oils, forty oils, would have rubbed off.
And the old man rubbed his hands, and leered as if in delight at having found another point of view in which to place his favourite subject.
The little old man put his head more on one side, and rubbed his hands with unspeakable glee.
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