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weatherworn

[weth -er-wawrn, -wohrn] /ˈwɛð ərˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn/
adjective
Origin of weatherworn
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; weather + worn
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  • Here were no barren hill-crests with a hundred weatherworn facets.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • We drove to the church—an ancient, weatherworn little edifice.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The three ships, too, were weatherworn, with seams that threatened gaping.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • From time to time he glances from the cramped Greek text to the noble, weatherworn towers of his cathedral.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • The face is a fine—even a noble—one, whose features the bronzed and weatherworn results of a hard life have failed to roughen.

    Renshaw Fanning's Quest Bertram Mitford
  • Chiddingfold is at its best and sleepiest in high summer—a village of weatherworn red brick and Madonna lilies.

  • On their packs hung dusty, weatherworn canteens, a pick and shovel, and a rifle in its soiled and frayed scabbard.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • A large diamond ring on his weatherworn and sinewy finger suggested that this jewelry was 36 probably only worn on occasions.

    On the Edge of the Arctic

    Harry Lincoln Sayler
  • But this song came from neither of the weatherworn steersmen, nor from the stolid members of their half-breed crew.

    On the Edge of the Arctic

    Harry Lincoln Sayler
  • It would be difficult in that weatherworn hull to recognise the trim full-rigged ship that left the Hoogly many months before.

British Dictionary definitions for weatherworn

weatherworn

/ˈwɛðəˌwɔːn/
adjective
1.
another word for weather-beaten
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