Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proof against rust; free from the danger of rusting.
“They're difficult to locate, and once found require a long distance boat, a team of trained divers armed with knives and rust-proof scissors, and a lot of time.”
“Disks of rust-proof alloy inscribed with microscopic reproductions of book pages.”
“As for scissors, highly washable and rust-proof kitchen scissors are essential.”
“Could getting your teeth cleaned be the economic equivalent to having a car dealership rust-proof your car?”
“The factory made rust-proof garden furniture -- Nevermann ran the vinyl-coating machine.”
“‘Dead white’ Despite lead's health hazards, ranging from skin ruptures to madness to infertility, upper-crust Romans went on to use white lead (or cerussa, the key ingredient in those once-popular lead paints) to lighten their faces, then topped that off with a bit of red lead (or minium, currently used in the manufacture of batteries and rust-proof paint) for that “healthy” rose glow.”
“A mechanical arm dropped a specially made rust-proof titanium flag onto the Arctic seabed at a depth of 4,261 meters 13,980 ft, Itar-Tass news agency quoted expedition officials as saying.”
“They were made in mild steel, even though all other outer panels were aluminium, because of the possibility of them taking knocks during their lifetime, aluminium although being light and rust-proof is very easy to dent.”
“Ahh, I said rust-proof, well actually is does rust but in its own way.”
“We use both spray paint (not as environmentally friendly) and rust-proof outdoor paint. different volunteers have different preferences.”
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