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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
The hand, with fingers crooked and spread apart, rubbed his stomach in a playful way and rolled him from side to side.
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
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.
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.
I rubbed my bruised brow and gazed with reproachful inquiry at Paul, who was laughing in gleeful, boyish fashion.
And he rubbed my hand over the cold nose and jowls of a dog.
He noticed this, rubbed his forehead, and sat down in her boudoir.
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.
As to the divine Miss Sally herself, she rubbed her hands as men of business do, and took a few turns up and down the office with her pen behind her ear.