Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUBBING DOWN

The men were naked, and every one in active motion, rubbing down.

Some of them were rubbing down their horses, others were cooking supper.

Nicolle's method of rubbing down the animal was quite satisfactory.

The grooms in front of the stables are rubbing down and currying the horses.

The ostlers were carrying in luggage; the postillions were rubbing down the horses, or rolling the chaises into the coach-house.

When night came, he helped the carter by rubbing down the horses, and for this he was paid with a supper.

The postillions were rubbing down the horses, or rolling the chaises into the coachhouse.

Johnny Gafferty was rubbing down a tall bay mare when Mrs. MacDermott opened the stable door and entered the loose box.

Mack was rubbing down the horses; a duty Giles rarely entrusted to anybody.

Honest Jack Pearce, one of the few good seamen we had aboard, was rubbing down one of the nines beside me.