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  • To universal delight, the girls discover boys in the vicinity—boys who are fun, boys who are awkward, and one boy, Cain Hinchcliff, who possesses a dark, brooding manner fitting to the wind-scoured landscape of the moors.

    Misty Moors and Gothic Séances

  • Ahead and behind, the wind-scoured highway stretches black.

    Zebratown

  • We slid into the field that was serving as a parking lot, and the man driving the team whoaed his horses to ask if we would like a lift to the barnyard, his Pennsylvania Dutch vowels as flat as the wind-scoured landscape.

    The Dirty Life

  • These in turn grew stunted, becoming no more man bushes, until at last there was only hearty low scrub and grasses eking out a living amongst the wind-scoured boulders and scree.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Beneath the patina of dust, I could see the rose embossed upon his wind-scoured armor.

    Father Swarat

  • In the wind-scoured high desert that was once the heartland of the Taliban movement, the will and determination of a little-heralded American ally have been undergoing a harsh test.

    Afstan in US press/CF plan

  • At the very bottom, alongside the wind-scoured river, we stopped before high, harsh gray concrete walls decorated with razor wire.

    Step on a Crack

  • If Crozier's sledge teams survived this ice crossing — and kept ahead of the thing following them on the ice — all 105 men would be together on the wind-scoured northwestern coast of the island.

    The Terror

  • A bare patch of gravel and stone that seemed a hundred feet away turned out to be a mile away far out on the featureless wind-scoured point.

    The Terror

  • Perhaps an hour later, Adkins still stood in the declining sliver of shade against the west wall, her back to the gritty, wind-scoured salt bricks.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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