Lana stepped through the doorway, patting Jack.
"Thanks," Dean said, patting her on the shoulder.
"You're such a sweetie," she said, patting his neck.
"We'll take notes," Cynthia said, patting his arm.
A prisoner, the Russian soldier the Frenchman had pushed away, was sitting near the fire patting something with his hand.
He turned to Fred, patting him on the back.
Well, my boy, the old prince went on, addressing his son and patting Pierre on the shoulder.
The Frenchman emitted a merry, sanguine chuckle, patting Pierre on the shoulder.
"Nothing," Quinn said, patting him on the back.
You didn't quit because you wanted to, but because you had to after breaking those laws to spare me and Hazel, Katie added, patting her stomach.
And patting Berg on the shoulder he got up, wishing to end the conversation.
He sat at the kitchen table, sipping the cold coffee and patting the cat.
"But Jim knows his business all right--don't you, Jim?" patting the long nose of the animal.
Fred began to pace the room, patting the cat as he walked back and forth.
Ants invite one another to work, or ask for food from one another, by means of pats with the feelers; and they respond to the solicitations of their guest-beetles or mites, who ask for food by patting the ants with their feet.
Giddon paid no attention to the three at the pool, patting Diablo's nose and talking softly to him as if no one was around.
After patting her body as dry as he dared, Dean reached over and grabbed her night bag, pulling out her pajamas.
Dean could be back on Collingswood Avenue, listening to John Coltrane or Charlie Parker and patting Mrs. Lincoln, or catching a Phillies game on the tube, or eating pizza and slugging down a cold Coors beer.
At another spot he noticed a Russian soldier laughingly patting a Frenchman on the shoulder, saying something to him in a friendly manner, and Kutuzov with the same expression on his face again swayed his head.
"Don't give me hell just yet darling," he said with a smile, patting her arm.
On patting their carrier or some passing ant, the mites are supplied with food, no service being rendered by them in return for the ants' care.
"Well, my boy, you'll get along wherever you go--foot or horse--that I'll warrant," said Shinshin, patting him on the shoulder and taking his feet off the sofa.
Jackson was patting her, her heart rate had become more regular and the panting subsided.
"Aren't you afraid the goats are going to miss you?" she asked, patting him on the head.
Even the cat looked up, more from the cessation of her patting than Dean's expletive.
Mrs. Lincoln seemed pleased to have a variety of music instead of straight country and western, partial as she was to good jazzâ€”plus there were two laps to alternate when the patting on one slacked off.
bulgeh: (patting her bulging belly) Thanks.
Bayes looked understandably frustrated and Ricketts showed his relief by patting his chest.
I look in the mirror, find the top of my cheekbones and begin patting on the color.
Right. So as officers are patting down the alleged Babyshambles front man (does that band really exist?), a small "package" fell out of Doherty's pocket.
Gently push the soil back around the roots, patting the soil with your hand or your trowel.
Patting, not rubbing, is recommended for drying the child off, to prevent irritating the blisters.
In infancy messages of love, security, and comfort are transferred through holding, cuddling, gentle stroking, and patting.
Patting rather than rubbing the skin after bathing and thoroughly massaging lubricating lotion or nonprescription cortisone creams into still-damp skin can soothe red, irritated nummular dermatitis.
Lower the casket and gently add soil around and on top of the coffin, patting it down as you go along.
In an act of compassion the mascot leads the rejected beau off the court patting his back.
Make it a practice of patting your skin after showering or bathing rather than rubbing it with a towel.
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