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  • adjective Alternative form of windswept.


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  • Building a new transmission grid to move electricity from the sunny desert and wind-swept Great Plains to coastal cities will likely prove contentious and expensive.

    Wind, Sun Power Still Face Hurdles

  • Mr. Righetti, who pitched mostly for the New York Yankees but spent three seasons with the Giants in the National League, said he isn't as worried about the cold, even in his team's often wind-swept stadium, as he is about an injury on a slide or a collision.

    You'd Be Cooler Without the Jacket

  • Development of the Hudson Yards area—a wind-swept district of warehouses, rail yards and parking lots south of the Jacob K.

    Hudson Yards Lures Its First Tenant

  • A "kite back top," in magnolia and faded orange, seemed to flutter back onto the neck of the model wearing it as she walked, giving the garment a wind-swept effect.

    Word of advice for spring wardrobe: caution

  • But its defense of the Super Bowl title ended at a wind-swept Shea Stadium against Len Dawson and the Kansas City Chiefs.

    For Once, Home Field Has Its Advantages for the Jets

  • Throgs Neck, a wind-swept peninsula in the southeast Bronx, is an unlikely place for a celebrity Cuban chef to embark on his newest venture.

    Latin Food Enlivens Throgs Neck

  • All of this does not deter the hardy, vivacious souls of this wind-swept coast from remembering the good life and having some fun.

    Rocky Kistner: Gulf Women Show Their Panties and Fight for Their Future

  • I moved through wind-swept groves of limber backs,; across sunny glades, lighted by the beaming rays from a thousand obsequious eyes; and when I tired of this, basked on the greensward of popular approval.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • But for those braving the wind-swept seas on a Delos-bound ferry from Mykonos last week, there was no escaping the realisation that that crisis has also reached these hallowed parts.

    Greece: 'Only tourism can save our bankrupt land'

  • His unsettling landscapes move beyond Claude's pastoral harmonies, replacing them with dangerous, wind-swept, "sublime" ravines and crags, gloom and doom.

    Return to the Grim and Dark


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  • "I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace

    Where never lark nor even eagle flew—"

    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008

  • When I was growing up in NC, a short film of military jet flights with this poem as a voice-over was used by a local TV network to sign off each Saturday night, right after Shock Theater with Dr. Paul Bearer.

    July 4, 2008