My first thought was that a man who had come through a collision and rubbed shoulders with death merited more attention than I received.
Arise Evans had a fungous nose, and said, it was revealed to him, that the King's hand would cure him, and at the first coming of King Charles II into St. James's Park, he kissed the King's hand, and rubbed his nose with it; which disturbed the King, but cured him.john aubrey
As it spoke I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window. Terror made me cruel; and finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bed-clothes: still it wailed, "Let me in!", and maintained its tenacious grip, almost maddening me with fear.emily brontë
All my trust in the politicians had been rubbed away.kenan evren
As she sat in the low-backed carThe man at the turn-pike barNever asked for the tollBut just rubbed his auld pollAnd looked after the low-backed car.samuel lover
Then the white man hates him [the Native American], and hunts him down like the wild beasts of the forest, and so the red-crayon sketch is rubbed out, and the canvas is ready for a picture of manhood a little more like God's own image.
Olodumare has rubbed Its head with Iyerosun. Will never die, which whole head is become exceedingly hoary
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