Definitions

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  • adj. Carried by the wind.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Thirion has even discovered spiders, which he deduces were windborne, and ants, probably carried on flotsam.

    Fragile habitat of French mystery island 'risks being trampled underfoot'

  • While the exact mechanism cannot be firmly established, it is most likely to be windborne or mechanical transmission.

    DEFRA Blowing In The Wind

  • It is, after all only likely to be ‘windborne’ or transmitted mechanically, i.e. by a tractor or a 4WD or somesuch.

    DEFRA Blowing In The Wind

  • We don't hear the windborne roar from the neighborhood high-school stadium that tells us the home team is ahead, or even the clatter of the diesel engine on the next block that lets us know we have about four minutes to haul the garbage to the curb.

    OPEN THE WINDOWS AND LET SUMMER IN

  • Their pollens are very heavy and sticky and they are not windborne.

    CNN Transcript May 10, 2008

  • Its conclusion: Failures observed resulted from windborne debris and high winds that often produced forces on buildings not designed to withstand such forces.

    Storm Warning

  • "The lack of a FBC Florida Building Code windborne debris region in the Florida Panhandle does not appear to be justified," FEMA building inspectors concluded in "the agency's detailed assessment of Ivan's impact on local construction."

    Who're You Gonna Believe?

  • Did that moon tonight throw a glint off a bit of Ellen's windborne dust?

    Genesis

  • Designed for a ten-day flight, the balloon would have been able to rack up several thousand kilometers in its windborne wanderings across the Martian surface.

    The Case for Mars

  • My fears immolated, swept away like windborne sparks, like they were no more than delusions.

    Dreamfall

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