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  • s  used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

  • The first ominous rumblings were heard in Peking at 3:40 on a rainy, windblown morning last week.
  • By some accounts, she never recovered from the shock and drifted like a windblown leaf through relationships and jobs after graduation.
  • And for all the TV footage of downed power lines and uprooted trees and windblown reporters, there were just a few reported deaths, and probably just a few billion dollars in .

  • Susan Hockfield in CNN
    This plaque will brighten the lives of windblown pedestrians,MIT President Susan Hockfield said during the presentation.
  • Robin Roberts in Newsday
    I should have left after nine,Roberts said, laughing. "It was a windblown fly ball. The wind was blowing in, that was the problem."
  • Steve Squyres in ABC Science Online
    Meanwhile "the first outcrop [Spirit's twin rover] Opportunity examined up close is finely-layered, buff-coloured and in the process of being eroded by windblown sand. Pictures taken......reveal......small spheres within the layered rocks,"...

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