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  • v. sun tanning; getting some rays; Present participle of sun.
  • v. Alternative spelling of sonning.


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  • Half an hour later, I saw another marlin sunning itself and sang out.

    Summer at Sea

  • "As much as I like the idea of sunning myself on the Lido deck next to John Mayer in his man-kini, it's really important to us to be at The Junos," says Ferraro.

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  • To take the idea of sunning to superior level, you sun and palm varyingly.

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  • The leister used in "sunning" or in "burning the water" differed somewhat in shape from the weapon with which Tam Purdie secured his big kipper.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Some netizens thought that Zhang Ziyi was just "sunning" herself on an foreign beach.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • The short film, which features the famously-troubled blonde mega-celebrity in all manner of brooding, bikini-clad swimming and sunning scenes; a portrait of the star that vividly evokes the decades-old cinematic tropes of sexy fragrance ads, in keeping with the floating exhibition's theme of navigating commercial and creative combinations.

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  • How he staggered along until the roads sweltered with the buzz and hum of speakers situated in trees, arranged on poles along concrete roads; spoken by speakers propped on low lying sandstone and speakers covered with the vacant nests of birds and speakers where chameleons lay sunning; speakers worn and spitting dead wires and wires sparking.

    The Clown Show

  • Today I am searching for shieldbugs, and there they are sunning themselves on the wood woundwort.

    Country diary: East Yorkshire

  • Said cutthroats are headed up by a particularly evil Jack Nicholson, as Frank Costello, who was modeled after noted Beantown bad guy Whitey Bulger who, at the time, was sunning himself in Santa Monica.

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  • In other area lakes it's actually very difficult to get close enough to a sunning gator for a half-decent photo.

    Largemouth and Lost Limbs


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  • In the rare/antique book trade: A condition describing fading to pages and/or cover from exposure to light or direct sunlight.

    February 22, 2007