from The Century Dictionary.
- So tight as to exclude rain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective So tight as to exclude rain.
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Stuffing the interstices with dried grass, and banking up the earth around it, she threw over it the wagon-top, which she fastened firmly to stakes driven in the ground, and thus provided a shelter tolerably rain-tight and weather-proof.
Woman on the American Frontier William Worthington Fowler
The next morning we had the deluge, for it poured in torrents, our wretched blanket shelters proving far from rain-tight.
A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition P. T. Ross
Two weeks from the day Hayes struck his axe blade into the brown trunk of a five-foot cedar and said laconically, "She'll do", that ancient tree had been transformed into timbers, into boards that flaked off smooth and straight under iron wedges, into neat shakes for a rain-tight roof, and was assembled into a two-roomed cabin.
The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair 1926
She built a Senate-house likewise, glorious in its kind; and now it costs her a well-nigh mortal effort to sweep it clear of vermin, and get the roof made rain-tight.
Paras. 20-39 1909
To change combustible decaying reed-thatch into tile or lead; and material, still more, moral wreck into rain-tight order, what a comfort to
Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII. Thomas Carlyle 1838
To change combustible decaying reed-thatch into tile or lead, and material, still more, moral wreck into rain-tight order, what a comfort to Samson!
Past and Present Thomas Carlyle 1838
They've got walls, they've got heating, they've got a rain-tight house; they've got a plasma screen, a Sky box, mobile phones and Nike trainers.
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