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- Her hands were bound together by a painfully tight rope, chafing badly at her wrists.
- Oddly enough, though the wounds haven't bothered him in years, Jonnie is abruptly aware that his shirt collar is chafing at the rough scar tissue left over from that old attack.
- All of us had worn sheaths of kid-leather on the arm that held the bow when we began to learn archery in our childhood; otherwise, the string would have horribly chafed our delicate skins.
- The ropes were chafing her ankles, but at least her hands were free.
- Her wrists still burned from the rope chafing her flesh and she sucked a breath in through her clenched teeth as her forehead touched their raw skin.
- Alexander was pushed up against the side of the carriage and bound with hemp rope that chafed uncomfortably against his bare wrists.
- The collar of the stiff shirt was chafing slightly around the scars on his neck, and the ponytail he'd put his hair in was so tight it was liable to give him a headache.
- He attempted to pull his hands free, and winced as the strips of cloth used to restrain him chafed his sore wrists.
- He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.
- But she usually wore something under the anklet, because the metal bruised and chafed her skin, particularly after she had been fencing.
- Ramirez winced as the coverlet slipped and chafed one of the icy burns that wound around his pallid arms.
- My mother has brought her own bed-linen, from home, and below my hot cheek, chafing it, is a butterfly: spreading luxuriant wings, embroidered on the pillowcase by my mother's own hand.
- No, apparently it chafes at her oh so delicate skin.
- The golf bag chafed my left shoulder beneath my tee-shirt and my left palm was badly blistered.
- Careful not to make a sound to disturb his two fellow inmates, he pulled the rough woollen blanket up towards him (it chafed his moisturised chin) and tried to sleep.
- Bruises and scratches covered her, especially where the straps had chafed and cut into her: wrists, ankles, angry sores across her muzzle.
- The irritation diminished, but the cuff still chafed when he stood.
- He took off his mask, rubbed a couple of sore spots on his slender face where the mask chafed against his pale skin.
- He then proceeded to tell me how pantyhose tend to chafe him.
- These people mean business and can be stopped only with tanks or by buying them larger t-shirts that don't chafe the nipples.
- A wiring bundle chafing against a fuel line eventually wore through the line and sprayed fuel on a hot bleed-air element.
- Check for upper radiator hose wear as it sits near an engine-mounting bolt and can chafe.
- There was absolutely no evidence of chafing, wear or any damage to it.
- Now you have a double bridle that, unlike a single rope bridle, will not quickly chafe through.
2(be frustrated)irritarsehe chafed at the restrictions — lo irritaban las trabas
- They are a great way to bring everyone up to a dismal, but passable, level of performance, but at the same time, they are aggravating to more talented people who chafe at the restrictions that are placed on them.
- Bonham Carter shows us an Olivia who is feisty and strong, chafing at her restrictions and only too happy to entertain the amusing Cesario.
- The last two, in particular, chafed at the restrictions of religious orthodoxy, but like Galileo after them, chose to live and continue their researches in preference to martyrdom.
- In many ways Sterne was unsuited to the life of a country parson, and he chafed under the restrictions.
- In this, by the way, they helped another group chafing under the restrictions of Britain's Navigation Laws, the North American colonists.
- Behind the scenes, as the New York Times article of April 27 made clear, the US military is chafing at the restrictions being imposed on their operation.
- Instead of an air of holiness or solemnity, he shows us kids chafing under restrictions just as they would in a boarding school or a summer camp.
- He spoke bitterly, aware that the decision had been made, and chafing under its harsh restrictions.
- You end up irritating and chafing a lot of judges doing your job.
- And in the surrounding towns, an army of smart professionals chafed under long rush-hour commutes to downtown Boston or famed Route 128 to the west.
- They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.
- While perhaps chafing at having to submit their organizations to painful A - 76 procedures, the Services signed up on the expectation of diverting the savings to modernization.
- In the sixth century the Middle East generally was largely pagan, and chafing under its paganism: it was up for grabs by any conquering missionaries.
- British officials are chafing that they are unable to influence the US rebuilding program, which has bureaucratic priorities.
- Haydon, too, was chafing under classical strictures.
- He doesn't like the strict financial constraints governing nations that have taken up the Euro (the Stability Pact) and is chafing under the centralised rules governing deficit spending.
- He chafed less under the authority of mothers, though in at least two works he shows a secret anger there, too.