from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The line or row in which the rushers in foot-ball stand when in position; the rushers collectively.
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And poised behind the rush-line, wearing his hard - won university blue, was the lithe figure of the Freshman full - back, Ernest Seeley.
His slim figure pelted at the rush-line, was overwhelmed in an avalanche of striped arms and legs, but somehow twisted, wriggled, dragged itself ahead as if there was no stopping him.
Before long we'll see our mistake and do away with those too; revise the rules so that the rush-line players can not be drawn back.
No centre in a rush-line ever played harder or faster.