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wind-swept

[wind-swept] /ˈwɪndˌswɛpt/
adjective
1.
open or exposed to the wind:
a wind-swept beach.
Origin of wind-swept
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • Below him was a shrinking, dwindling landscape, wind-swept and desolate.

  • The stars were thick above them in the wind-swept autumn night.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • She stood at the doorway of the tent of skins, staring across the wind-swept channel with a blank despair looking from her eyes.

    Polaris of the Snows Charles B. Stilson
  • And their tolerant smile will hurt us under the wind-swept grass.

    The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • When she was gone he moved away along the wind-swept deck with his collar up to his ears and his head bent to the gale.

  • There was no fire in this wind-swept chamber of Auntie Jan's.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • The hills were wind-swept, huddling their scant oak covering into the protecting folds of shallow canons.

    The Blood Red Dawn Charles Caldwell Dobie
  • What is the cost of a day in Spring—A wind-swept, rain-washed golden day?

    With the Colors Everard Jack Appleton
  • Yorkshire has not yet recovered; it is still a wind-swept moorland.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson

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