Sun-struck

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sun-struck (Med) Overcome by, or affected with, sunstroke; as, sun-struck soldiers.
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Usage

In literature:

He hit upon the fact that the earth goes round the sun, and it struck him as immensely important.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
It was perfectly calm; no land was in sight; the sun struck down fiercely on their heads.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
The slant rays of the sun struck them and turned them mother-of-pearl.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
We finished breakfast, had the tents struck, and the mules laden, all before the sky began to look red, announcing the coming sun.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
The lover, two days afterwards, in the streets of Portsmouth, was sun-struck, and fell down dead.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
The old sun-dial had just struck seven.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916" by Various
The sun had not yet dropped below the horizon when they struck the very spot.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
As the sun rose and struck down on our heads my thirst increased.
"My First Cruise" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sun came out with intense fury, and struck scorching down on our heads.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
I used to see them glistening, rainbow coloured when the sun rays struck them.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Windy magic struck us,
March's rod;
Like sun-beams the crocus
Burst the sod.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
Like insects swarming in the sun,
They flutter, struggle, mate, and die,
And, with their life-work scarce begun,
Are struck down like the butterfly;
"The Butterfly" by John Lawson Stoddard
"For what is glory, what is power?
And what the pride of standing first?
A twig struck down by a thunder shower,
A crown of thistle to quench the thirst,
A sun-scorched flower.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
There, from the dead, centurions see him rise,
See! but struck down with horrible surprize!
As the first glory seem'd a sun at noon,
This casts the silver splendor of the moon.
"The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto II" by Richard Savage
The shady mist that wrapt yon mountain's height,
Whose rocky base frowns o'er the murmuring deep,
Sun-struck, dissolving into golden light,
No more invites her to the airy steep.
"To Adelina. Written while reading the Third Volume of Mrs Smith's 'Orphan of the Castle'" by Maria Logan
The other afternoon as I was settin’ on the quay
(As is my custom when the days is not to cold for me),
My back was warmin’ in te sun, an I was sort o’ glad—
When suddenly I see’d a sight that struck me mortal sad.
"Number One" by John Joy Bell

In news:

DayStar Technologies has struck a deal to buy a company whose technology could solve a problem that has chilled the solar energy industry: how to make solar power available for electricity usage at night when the sun is gone.
DayStar Technologies has struck a deal to buy a company whose technology could solve a problem that has chilled the solar energy industry: how to make solar power available for electricity usage at night when the sun is gone.
On Monday, a US District Court judge struck down a Maryland gun law with a remarkably worded ruling, as related by the Baltimore Sun.
Police investigate the scene in Pompano Beach where a van struck a 3-year-old… (Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel ).
A Massachusetts man who state police say was driving a bus that struck and killed a Mohegan Sun casino employee had earlier received driving citations.
(AP) — Connecticut State Police say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a bus at the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Closed Monday), a sun-struck "Mediterranean lifestyle" shop (translation: old olive oil jars from Turkey, lavender products from Provence and Tuscany, rustic tableware from Italy).
Glimmering Dawn recalls just that—a bright body of water struck by the sun's new light.
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