Sentence Examples with the word Rub

The use of corrosive sublimate is not, however, recommended, as it forms on drying a fine powder which when the plants are handled will rub off and, being carried into the air, may prove injurious to workers.

He squatted beside the cot, continuing to rub her back.

He was raised on a South Carolina farm by a red neck father who didn't have two cotton balls to rub together.

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He supposed that the filaments of water which graze along the sides of the pipe lose a portion of their velocity; that the contiguous filaments, having on this account a greater velocity, rub upon the former, and suffer a diminution of their celerity; and that the other filaments are affected with similar retardations proportional to their distance from the axis of the pipe.

They are weighed and then dumped into a washing machine, consisting of a large horizontal cage, submerged in water, in which revolves a horizontal shaft carrying arms. The arms are set in a spiral form, so that in revolving they not only stir the roots, causing them to rub against each other, but also force them forward from the receiving end,of the cage to the other end.

Maybe one day they'll rub off on you, help you get a decent man.

Well, then, however the old sea-captains may order me about--however they may thump and punch me about, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the same way--either in a physical or metaphysical point of view, that is; and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulder-blades, and be content.

They inched forward, one behind the other, hands at their sides lest they rub the slime of the rock walls that wept on either side.

Her face was flushed from the fight with Jenn while her trim body was close enough for her breasts to rub his arm when she breathed in.

Then I slipped trying to rub mud on my pants to cover it up.