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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
First recorded in 1805-15
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  • It was raining, the long stretches of salt marsh were windswept and brown and bleak.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He passed through the airlock and out into the windswept desert.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • But no cloud ever managed to look so rocky, so windswept, or so welcome.

    Valley of the Croen Lee Tarbell
  • Some in Turkish waters, others by the windswept heights of Norway and the Dane!

    Vera Oscar Wilde
  • Who then are these people, and how do they live upon so small and windswept an island?

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The land was windswept, and the sea came crying into the loch.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • For his own forests and wild places are windswept and empty.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
British Dictionary definitions for windswept

windswept

/ˈwɪndˌswɛpt/
adjective
1.
open to or swept by the wind
2.
another word for windblown (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for windswept
adj.

1932, originally of hair, from wind (n.1) + past participle of sweep.

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