Rush


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Rush

Sudden, increased interest in a commodity. For example, a gold rush occurs when a large number of people flock to a certain area to mine for gold.
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They are all edging forwards, inch by inch, to get nearer for the rush at Crab Jones, who stands there in front of old Brooke to catch the ball.
Sir Amory the Hospitaller was struck down with an axe as he rushed before us from his sleeping-chamber.
The people, with Petya among them, rushed toward the balcony.
The clamorous noises again rushed down the island; and before Duncan had time to recover from the shock, his feeble barrier of brush was scattered to the winds, the cavern was entered at both its extremities, and he and his companions were dragged from their shelter and borne into the day, where they stood surrounded by the whole band of the triumphant Hurons.
In another moment the huge wave, well-nigh at the boiling- point had rushed upon me.
At least, I did not want in confidence; and when I next rushed Solan it was to one side with implicit confidence that he must turn to meet my new line of attack, and turn he did, so that now we fought with our sides towards the coveted goal--the great switch stood within my reach upon my right hand.
And then, mirabile dictu, between the piers, leaping from wave to wave as it rushed at headlong speed, swept the strange schooner before the blast, with all sail set, and gained the safety of the harbour.
"The town drums beat to arms," replied Grandfather, "the alarm-bells rang, and an immense multitude rushed into King Street.
He was confused and blinded by the rush of it and the beat of angry wings.
So the boat was left to drift down the stream as it would, till it glided gently in among the waving rushes. And then the little sleeves were carefully rolled up, and the little arms were plunged in elbow-deep to get the rushes a good long way down before breaking them off--and for a while Alice forgot all about the Sheep and the knitting, as she bent over the side of the boat, with just the ends of her tangled hair dipping into the water--while with bright eager eyes she caught at one bunch after another of the darling scented rushes.
He cracked his whip in some trepidation, and forthwith they rushed at him.
And Raoul rushed on the stage, in a mad fit of love and despair.