from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Carried by the wind: wind-borne ashes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative form of windborne.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Carried by the wind, as sand.
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But actions spoke otherwise: Officials evacuated workers from the plant and expanded an exclusion zone around the dying reactors to 30 kilometers, helpfully advising homeowners trapped by wind-borne radioactivity to please keep the windows shut.
The museum requested a design that can withstand a 200-year event, such as a direct hit from a category 5 hurricane, with 165 mph sustained winds, and missile impact from wind-borne debris and a 28 foot storm surge.
Residents in the communities outside the 20-kilometer safety radius from the Fukushima plant began phased relocations to a designated safe area because of health risks from wind-borne radiation seeping from the plant.
So if there was any significant wind-borne fallout from the Japan plant, it would likely get noticed quickly.
Many people in the U.S., China and Russia are reportedly stocking up on potassium iodide pills to protect themselves against any wind-borne radiation.
Yet all we see are houses, rows and rows of houses as far as sight, and where sight vanishes into nothing, into the new world no one has seen, there has to be more than dust, wind-borne particles of burning earth, the earth we lost, and nothing else.
It was not ideal—there were outcroppings of rock, and places that had certainly been eroded by wind-borne sand.
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place;
His skin had darkened to a golden bronze during our journey from Leoch and Craigh na Dun, and he looked like an autumn leaf, swirling joyfully wind-borne.
They stormed into the dance area like a wind-borne fire-a dozen Mord-Sith in red leather.