Suddenly he started as if snake-bitten, sat up at his desk and reached for the telephone.
To the snake-bitten mare he gave outspoken sympathy, to me his silence.
"Don't say that," exclaimed the snake-bitten man, struggling to rise.
Your foot cannot be any worse than if you had been snake-bitten, surely, and you and I ought to have as much sense as the dog.
Mail sent through regular postal service: Acrobat has the potential to pay for itself rather quickly by eliminating the need to send documents by courier or even regular mail (snail mail, as it is charmingly called by computer aficionados)
[1980s+ Computer; referring to the slowness of the snail]