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- n. Agent noun of elbow; one who elbows.
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That would have been a little hard to explain to the Chief, seeing as said elbower had been an eightyish old lady with blue hair.
His ribs were sore where somebody had elbowed him, and his shoulder was aching because he'd pulled a muscle restraining the reaction that would have sent the elbower crashing into the wall.
"I will be back with you in a few moments," he said to his friends, as he began to elbow his way through the crowd, which made way when they saw who the elbower was.
I suppose for all men there is a charm, a spell, beyond expression, in the sight of a delicate beautiful young woman, especially if she be dressed in those fine fabrics that look as if only a fairy loom could have woven them; and when a man loves the woman who bursts upon his vision, that spell must overwhelm him, especially if he be such a man as was I-- a product of life's roughest factories, hard and harsh, an elbower and a trampler, a hustler and a bluffer.