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  • I was expecting nothing but sun-parched land; to see that dark, murky gloom extending high into the sky made me think of the approach of Arctic blizzards while I lived in Nunavut, and their inevitable zero-visibility whiteouts.

    From DC to Doha » Dave Brosha Photography

  • I have crouched in chill desert places warming my hands at fires built of camel's dung; and I have lain in the meager shade of sun-parched sagebrush by dry waterholes and yearned dry - tongued for water, while about me, dismembered and scattered in the alkali, were the bones of men and beasts who had yearned and died.

    Chapter 6

  • I effusively thanked my friend for the mint then, looking around my sun-parched back yard, asked where to plant it.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Mint Condition

  • His voice cannot escape his lips, sun-parched, cracked, mouthing the words of seemingly meaningless prayers.

    Short Fiction: Things Past

  • All was sun-parched; the furious heat from above was drying up the sap and juice of the land, as the simmering and quivering atmosphere showed; moreover the heavy dews of these regions, forming in large drops upon the plants and stones, concentrate the morning rays upon them like a system of burning-glasses.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The cattle lowed from hunger, finding no food on the sun-parched meadows.

    War and Peace

  • Soon we were in the middle of a poor, rundown, sun-parched neighborhood.

    Confederacy of Silence

  • She drew closer and opened her window to a woman standing on the edge of a sun-parched lawn.

    A Man Called Jesse

  • Brill grasps the staff and carries it as he walks across the trampled sun-parched grasses and onto the paved road that resumes a dozen yards from the magically built fort's gate, beyond the bricked and dry moat.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • Their men might be dying, even now, on the sun-parched grass of the Pennsylvania hills.

    Gone with the Wind

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