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sunbaked

[suhn-beykt] /ˈsʌnˌbeɪkt/
adjective
1.
baked by exposure to the sun, as bricks.
2.
heated, dried, or hardened by the heat of the sun.
Origin of sunbaked
1620-1630
1620-30; sun + baked
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  • His skin was so sunbaked as to have changed constitutionally; nothing could ever eradicate that tan.

  • The mold was hard and sunbaked, and the stick of little use.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • He was an aspirant to leadership among the tough hard-bitted denizens of the sunbaked desert.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • Antony had visions of the jealous husbanding of a few drops of hot moisture in a sunbaked leather bottle.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • By mid-March the marisma was practically waterless—a fortnight later, sunbaked hard as bricks.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Mingling with their scent was the scent of thyme and heather, and the hot scent of the sunbaked earth.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • For a moment the two stood, side by side, behind the trunk of the live oak, peering out over the sunbaked plain.

    On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles Thomas Charles Bridges
  • The hot, garbage-strewn pavements and sunbaked gutters swarmed with the sons and daughters of the Tenement.

    The Angel of the Tenement George Madden Martin
  • One of his boots had also burst, his wide hat was shapeless, and sunbaked mire clung about him to the knees.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • Their voices died away, and with them the dry noise of stones falling downward from their feet on the sunbaked mountain-side.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for sunbaked

sunbaked

/ˈsʌnˌbeɪkt/
adjective
1.
(esp of roads, etc) dried or cracked by the sun's heat
2.
baked hard by the heat of the sun: sunbaked bricks
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