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rubdown

[ruhb-doun] /ˈrʌbˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a massage, especially after exercise or a steam bath.
Origin of rubdown
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; noun use of verb phrase rub down
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  • Yoritomo left, and Stanton got up on the rubdown table and lay prone.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • When he came in he had his shower, rubdown and then breakfast.

    Paradise Garden George Gibbs
  • "You handed yourself that one, kid," Spike had said, applying raw beef to it after their rubdown.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • "Yeah, sure," he said abstractedly as he got up on the rubdown table and lay prone.

    Anything You Can Do Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He whistled blithely as after his shower and rubdown, he got into his clothes and, accompanied by Jim, passed out into the street.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • And it was all they could do to get away from them and repair to their shower and rubdown, never before so needed or so welcome.

  • If this is not possible, exercise, keep moving, until there is opportunity for a rubdown and change.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • It was with a feeling of relief that he had gained the shelter of the clubhouse with its refreshing shower and rubdown.

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