Then he bought for the first two the fine clothes and pearls and diamonds they had asked for: and on his way home, as he rode through a green copse, a hazel twig brushed against
him, and almost pushed off his hat: so he broke it off and brought it away; and when he got home he gave it to his daughter.
So here, again, had good fortune--the best of fortunes--stolen so near that her garments brushed against
him; and he knew nothing of the matter.
Momentarily they expected to be pounced upon and torn asunder by some of their captors; and, in fact, it was all that Tarzan and Mugambi and Akut could do to keep the snarling, ill-natured brutes from snapping at the glistening, naked bodies that brushed against
them now and then with the movements of the paddlers, whose very fear added incitement to the beasts.
The air was full of soft, gay music, and the skirts and flounces of the women brushed against
him at every step.
The tall hollyhocks brushed against
his knees; the air, as mild as springtime, was fragrant with the perfume of late roses.
As the third passed the gate, the kaross he wore brushed against
me and slipped aside.
There was squealing, biting, kicking, and cursing as animals fouled one another with their loads, or brushed against
some tethered war horse.
As they sat thus something brushed against
Peter as light as a kiss, and stayed there, as if saying timidly, "Can I be of any use?
But, passing along a narrow path through a clump of cottonwoods, some object brushed against
my legs and I stumbled and nearly fell.
When she was your pride, you would have thought I had done her harm if I had brushed against
her in the street.
The child put out her hand and broke off a branch of wild plum that brushed against
the side of the buggy.
The alarm was raised after the shark brushed against
a woman swimmer, injuring her arm with its rough skin.
He claimed he could have brushed against
the victim accidentally.
A WOMAN who brushed against
giant hogweed was in hospital for four days with fist-sized blisters on her leg.
However, customers complained of amounts being deducted when they accidentally brushed against