The brown scales, too, had evidently undergone rigid discipline, in an unavailing effort to rub off
the rust, which, alas
He wished to rub off
the velvet of his horns against the cold stones of Kali's statue, and stamped his feet when he saw the man at the shrine.
Bad habits cling to us, however, with such persistency that I did mechanically pull out my handkerchief and begin to rub off
the welcoming smudge, a thing I never would have dreamed of doing in the glorious old days; but an artful scent of violets clinging to the handkerchief brought me to my senses, and with a sudden impulse of scorn, the fine scorn for scent of every honest Backfisch, I rolled it up into a ball and flung it away into the bushes, where I daresay it is at this moment.
And they began trying to rub off
the superfluous dirt from each other's jackets; but it was not dry enough, and the rubbing made them worse; so in despair they pushed through the swing-door at the head of the stairs, and found themselves in the Doctor's hall.
And Glen Johnson hopes his laid back manner can rub off
on Liverpool's youngsters.
It just rubs off, just like his New York words rub off
Perhaps some New Zealand magic will rub off
before they play again.
Trainer Tim Vaughan is having plenty of winners at present and his good form can rub off
on this stayer.
Anna and Emma are blinded by Mariah's attention, in a way, hoping that the excitement of Mariah's life will rub off
They tried hard, the old-timers, to feed McCourt's hope that the spirit of '81 might rub off
Maybe a little of their courage and grace will rub off
A family of lucky Lotto winners are sure their luck will rub off
on their beloved football team when they contest the League One play-offs in Cardiff.