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  • These ten small islands are so wind-blasted and desolate that they were uninhabited until 1462.

    Jesse Kornbluth: Cesaria Evora (1941-2011): One of the Great Divas, Too Little Known

  • Other families didn't have as much foresight; they arrived on the wind-blasted Wyoming range with no warm clothing.

    Memorializing a Painful Chapter of History

  • Or the nation's wind-blasted high streets empty bar the occasional piece of tumbleweed?

    Who's the thief here, Tesco? | Carole Cadwalladr

  • However, with some of its natural endowments melting away in the heat, the region's wind-blasted shores could be set to become a major source of power to a country that suffers from perennial underinvestment in energy infrastructure, if a major wind farm project on the lakeside takes off.

    Winds of Change

  • He ignored them, noting the feeble, wind-blasted hedge that straggled around the side of the house, behind which the report said the assault had happened.

    The Priest

  • Although inspired by an anecdote about the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche , the dramatic terrain will be more familiar to anyone who loves the minimalist severity of Samuel Beckett 's plays: an old man and a younger woman, alone in a weathered cabin on a desolate and wind-blasted landscape.

    Picking Out Eye Candy

  • Mr. Dallas took the name Abdalqadir al-Sufi and set up his own sect, the Murabitun or "the people of the outposts" before settling into a wind-blasted mansion named Achnagairn near Inverness in the Scottish highlands.

    Malaysian Muslims Go for Gold, But It's Hard to Make Change

  • I know I'm not alone in being swept away like this: When you look out on wind-blasted peaks that sweep down into valleys of frosted trees - when you are "out there" among the eloquence of the elements - thought of this "romantic" type comes in purer form.

    John Wihbey: After Copenhagen Chaos, A Bit of Emerson for the Soul

  • Above ground, wind-blasted ice crystals can erode plant tissues that extend above the protective snow cover.

    Arctic environments north of the treeline

  • The camera follows Alemseged up the wind-blasted hillside where Selam's face looks up coyly from the dark soil and he carefully brushes aside the loose dirt and lifts up the skull announcing the dawn of a new day in paleoanthropology.

    Meet the Ancestors


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