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  • Sometimes, in the free moments, circling about among the tables as he tried to win the door, the pasty-faced men gripped his coat-tails and flung him back at the swinging right of the on-rushing Patsy.

    The Benefit of the Doubt

  • His naked fangs and writhing lips were uniformly efficacious, rarely failing to send a bellowing on-rushing dog back on its haunches.

    The Call of Kind

  • Oscar veterans can spot an on-rushing tide and have the rictus muscles trained for the moment the camera comes to them knowing they're about to lose.

    Oscars 2011: Will the Brits win big in the technical categories?

  • And it threatens on-rushing doom -- "climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security" -- but this is largely liberal-editorialist global-warming boilerplate.

    Michael Wolff: Climate Change: How Come US Newspapers Don't Like This Issue?

  • Each day's race, a stage, has a winner who often just has enough kick left to stretch across the finish line ahead of the on-rushing pack of riders, known as the peloton.

    Roger I. Abrams: The Tour de Juice

  • Before signing autographs and shaking hands with an on-rushing crowd, Edwards promised to pay for his mandatory healthcare plan, which he estimates will cost $100 billion, by rescinding Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy.

    John Edwards Brings Populist Message Back to Ohio

  • Certainly, all else is never held equal, and certainly, there will be circumstances in which the lines of privilege prove largely irrelevant (neither race nor sex nor class will save you from an on-rushing bus) or where one line of privilege outweighs another (perhaps even (as Daran argues) ones where class or age outweighs race or sex, although I think those are rare).

    This Is Not Tawana Brawley

  • CANDIOTTI: The explanation, police cars are stopped alongside the road and, thus, exposed to on-rushing traffic far more often than the rest of us.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2006

  • Just 11 minutes later, Igor Simutenkov slipped a well-timed through ball to the right side of the Metros 'box to an on-rushing Wolff, who fired a rightfooted shot past Tim Howard from close range.

    USATODAY.com

  • Djorkaeff, the fourth highest scorer in French international history who got the start in place of Zidane, and knocked the ball beyond the end line before an on-rushing Trezeguet got to it.

    World Cup Soccer - France vs. Senegal

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