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weather-beaten

[weth -er-beet-n] /ˈwɛð ərˌbit n/
adjective
1.
bearing evidences of wear or damage as a result of exposure to the weather.
2.
tanned, hardened, or otherwise affected by exposure to weather:
a weather-beaten face.
Origin of weather-beaten
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30
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Historical Examples
  • At present it was dark and weather-beaten, and in a general state of neglect.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • There were some weather-beaten trees and a tangle of shrubs about it.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A grin spread upon the weather-beaten countenance of Nicholas.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Bjarne was tall and grave, like the weather-beaten fir-trees in his mast-forest.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • They were a fine looking lot of men, bronzed and weather-beaten and soldierly.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • Old and weather-beaten, out of place there, it held and fascinated the gaze.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Actual tears irrigated the furrows of his weather-beaten and unwashed cheeks.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • The old grey house at home, quaint and weather-beaten, rose before him.

    In Kings' Byways Stanley J. Weyman
  • He was weather-beaten, ruddy, and altogether rather pleasant to look at.

    The Shellback's Progress Walter Runciman
  • It was a dreary, unaccustomed sort of crack in his weather-beaten face.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
British Dictionary definitions for weather-beaten

weather-beaten

adjective
1.
showing signs of exposure to the weather
2.
tanned or hardened by exposure to the weather
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