"At last, the two men began to gasp and gaze at each other as they got their respective breaths."
—Joaquin Miller, "The Col. Bill Williams Mine" (1882)
As we saw previously... "The moment the two men touched foreheads, white-hot fire leaped between them."
—Terry Cloutier, The Demon Inside
When you have a man interested, don't show him the machine and let him go at that, but demonstrate it any number of times.
—The Motor Way (1905)