Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exposed to the sunlight, as for the purpose of toning down the harsh contrasts.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sun.
“Here in a bathhouse made of fresh-cut logs they changed into their bathing suits, swam, went boating in the warrior canoes he had brought back from the South Seas, sunned themselves on the dock, played leap frog and jousted, Indian-wrestled and boxed, dumped into the lake men who went boating in their street clothes.”
“A pair of mallards sunned themselves on plump moss.”
“As if to partake of this same sense of luxury, four grass snakes of varying lengths sunned themselves by the willow patch – pencil-thin youngsters and a thick-waisted adult who was entwined like rope in a mat of dead reeds.”
“Turtles sunned on logs, and huge canebrakes filled the backwaters.”
“Besides recounting how they sunned themselves, authorities said, the men admitted, for example, that they made up nonexistent chemicals that they said they sprayed on her property.”
“We lie down next to each other in the mooned black and I feel her warm sunned skin against my skin.”
“We drove all the way to California, to Newport Beach and Balboa and Catalina Island, where the water was a deep turquoise blue, almost as mesmerizing as the Midland sky, and blubbery brown sea lions screeched and sunned themselves on the jagged rocks.”
“The men played golf, and the women sunned by the pool.”
“— One morning this month, 27 harbor seals sunned themselves on the sand in a tiny cove, striking banana-shaped poses as tourists snapped pictures.”
““With the frosts, the butterflies, who had sunned themselves in the new light through the summer, took flight,” she writes of the people who had been happy to stay at Fruitlands in the summer months.”
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