rub away


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w>rub away

vt sepwegreiben
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Mac felt her sympathy, but, being a boy, did not thank her for it; only sat up with a jerk, saying, as he tried to rub away the tell-tale drops with the sleeve of his jacket, "Don't bother; weak eyes always water.
'There,' said Squeers, when he had quite done; 'rub away as hard as you like, you won't rub that off in a hurry.
Using a mild detergent and a damp cloth or sponge, rub away all dirt and grime from the seat's base then rinse well with water.
As we were sitting in silence, trying to digest these horror stories and trying to rub away goosebumps from our arms, a mature lady walks in.
"There's no such thing as waterproof sunscreen," warns Dr Rai, "so it's really important to reapply more regularly if you're swimming, and particularly if you're towel drying, as this will rub away the sunscreen.
"There's no such thing as waterproof sunscreen," warns Rai, "so it's really important to reapply more regularly if you're swimming, and particularly if you're towel drying, as this will rub away the sunscreen.
A good, qualified masseuse will rub away pains and loosen tight muscles.
Statements of the sort which brazenly display a clear tilt in the process of accountability rub away the veneer of even-handedness maintained by NAB.
As they left, he kissed the child's cheek; a ticklish aftermath of the contact remained on his lips, which nicotined, inky fingers couldn't immediately rub away.
Sheikh Mohammed used "his" Ghutra to rub away her tears in a heart warming scene that promted the crowd to applaud.
Why rub away at any washboard?' Probably you are skeptical as I was at first, but after seven years of happy wash days, I could wish you no better service than electricity itself."
Alicia Barber, 27, washes Jamison, one, in Clorox bleach twice a week for 15 minutes before exfoliating him with a mitt to rub away hard skin and ward off infection.