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Ambrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.

Ambrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8.
not touch something with a ten foot poleFrancis Lynde, The Quickening.
not touch something with a ten foot poleTo approach something or someone.
not touch something with a ten foot poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.
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