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  • My cousin looked radiant as a lean, wiry man with dark blond hair, the wind-burned skin of a sportsman, and sharp features that reminded me of a hawk strode across the room.

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • The stillness sent tremors across Ayas wind-burned skin.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Attendees were wind-burned from a day of celebrating on the Mall, but in great spirits and cheering the new president.

    Christina Bellantoni: Kanye West ignites inaugural ball crowd

  • But the next day, instead of looking pink and splotchy, my face looked wind-burned and frostbitten, as if I had been in the Arctic.

    Rinnavation

  • His rough, wind-burned skin meant he spent little time indoors.

    A Good Night’s Work

  • The courier is an Effective Cyclist, all wind-burned smooth-running muscles clad in a paean to polymer technology: electric blue lycra and wasp yellow carbonate with a light speckling of anti collision LEDs and tight-packed air bags.

    Boing Boing: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005 Archives

  • Having taken refuge indoors only moments earlier, I pause for a moment and focus on the warmth that still radiates from my wind-burned cheeks.

    nspblues Diary Entry

  • Puck Paquette is a rangy, wind-burned Canuck who moves slow and talks slower.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • He had a big head, topped by sparse, curly brown hair, and his pug-nosed, thin-lipped, wind-burned face, with a couple of squinty, dark eyes peering at me, passed along an unfriendly message.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • As Son and Hugh looked at the muted anger of the other soldiers, dripping weapons in their animal-skin clothes, their wind-burned faces reheated and caught forever with an unsatiated revenge, they felt that a fierce collective spirit even greater than the war it had created to sustain itself was ending here, unfairly, too soon, in the breathless and humid air.

    TWO FOR TEXAS

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