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windblown

[wind-blohn] /ˈwɪndˌbloʊn/
adjective
1.
blown by the wind:
windblown hair.
2.
(of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds.
3.
(of a hair style) bobbed short, with the ends combed toward the forehead.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; wind1 + blown1
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  • But she had taken off the matching pillbox hat she had worn earlier in the day, and her dark hair was windblown and tangled.
  • In some parts of the world, windblown silt blankets the land.
  • Backhoes and bulldozers were summoned to clear county roads of windblown dirt.
  • There he finds himself whole of leg, a pivotal figure in a dusty, windblown struggle.
  • Avoiding driving during windy conditions when windblown dust is likely.
  • Natural sources include windblown dust and soot from wildfires.
  • After the seeds mature, they fall or are windblown and germinate the following spring and early summer.
  • They are also concerned about breathing windblown contaminants from trucks loaded with chat.
  • Natural sources can include windblown dust, and soot from wildfires.
British Dictionary definitions for windblown

windblown

/ˈwɪndˌbləʊn/
adjective
1.
blown by the wind
2.
(of a woman's hair style) cut short and combed to look as though it has been dishevelled by the wind
3.
(of trees, shrubs, etc) growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds
4.
(NZ) (of trees) felled by the wind
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