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protective

 [pro-tek´tiv]
1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.
References in classic literature ?
In Taug the protective instinct was not alone highly developed; but affection for his offspring as well, for Taug was an unusually intelligent specimen of these great, manlike apes which the natives of the Gobi speak of in whispers; but which no white man ever had seen, or, if seeing, lived to tell of until Tarzan of the Apes came among them.
Protective duties: for the benefit of the working class.
Both might have been boys, except for the half tender and always masterful manifestation of the protective instinct which was apparent in Korak's attitude.
And he had not raised his voice when he had been ordered away from three little protective piles of earth and stone, each of which had been an engineer- ing feat worthy of being made sacred to the name of his grandmother.