from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proof against venom; hence, proof against envy or malice.


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  • Consequently, essential gear for snipe hunting in Texas includes snake-proof leg protection, worn over hip boots, or waders, as well as your favorite shotgun, at least two boxes of shells, and a set of ammo pouches with a game bag.

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  • They come and go freely under the sod cloth of my tent, which is plainly labeled snake-proof, apparently not lizard-proof.

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  • The coop had been deemed snake-proof, but the slim snake had easily passed in at the half-inch mesh wire-netting in front.

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  • Our chicken coops were made snake-proof, but a more than ordinarily, crafty individual burglariously broke into one, and the hen and chickens sounded the alarm.

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  • You might live all your life in Australia and never see one; but in a few country parts it has been found necessary to enclose the homesteads on the stations with snake-proof wire-fencing, so as to make some place of safety in which young children may play.

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  • Harry remarked that a snake-proof house was certainly quite to his liking, and he hoped the building would continue to display its admirable qualities as long as he remained there.

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