When she reached the car she patted it as if it had been a living creature.
He put his hand paternally upon my knee, and patted it softly.
And Mr. Beaufort patted the sleek neck of his favourite hunter.
Roland tucked the girl's hand beneath his arm and patted it down.
Miss Georgie laughed ruefully, and patted her pompadour absent-mindedly.
The Mother Superior passed ...