from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Proof against rain; not admitting the entrance of rain or penetration by it; rain-tight; water-proof in a shower.


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  • It had been coated with some sort of rain-proof paint or lacquer made out of asphalt or something.


  • For a while it was just my jacket which was pretty rain-proof – score one for me and the bottom half of my jeans getting drenched.

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  • It will basically be flood reports throughout the weekend, and hopefully those living in less than rain-proof accommodations will have homes when this is over.

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  • Take the Metro downtown, get a mocha, check out a copy of Ghost World, and read in the rain-proof and centrally heated and cooled comfort of the Central Library.

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  • With the jazz in the background and people walking on the rain-proof platforms or huddling under free umbrellas, the experience felt like a posh-ified Glastonbury.

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  • Julian thought it was about time to have some bright conversation, and began to tell Mrs Philpot about the hen-houses and what a good job they were making of patching them to make them rain-proof.

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  • There was a summer-house in the garden of Franz's home which was never used, was rain-proof, and had a good door with a strong catch, but no lock and key or even a bolt.

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  • First, the four or five eggs lie comfortably in the small round at the bottom of the nest, with room enough for the mother robin to give them the whole warmth of her broad red breast, -- her sloping back and wings making a rain-proof roof over her jewels.

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  • But the top part of him was covered by a rain-proof coat, and I saw no cap.

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  • It was a rain-proof comfortable shelter, but the C.R.A. didn't altogether approve of it.

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