• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sunbaked baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned "sunbaked adobe bricks"
    • adj sunbaked dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight "a vast desert all adust","land lying baked in the heat","parched soil","the earth was scorched and bare","sunbaked salt flats"
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In literature:

His skin was so sunbaked as to have changed constitutionally; nothing could ever eradicate that tan.
"The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
Here the ground was sunbaked and wide open in a multitude of cracks.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
How glad he was to leave the tiny, sunbaked box that till now had been his home.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
Nobody disputed the orders of this lean, brown, sunbaked youth with the alert, quiet, masterful eyes.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Jack Kilmeny had not been brought up in the dry sunbaked West for nothing.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The hot, garbage-strewn pavements and sunbaked gutters swarmed with the sons and daughters of the Tenement.
"The Angel of the Tenement" by George Madden Martin
Antony had visions of the jealous husbanding of a few drops of hot moisture in a sunbaked leather bottle.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Didn't know there was one like it in all sunbaked Arizona.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Lean and muscular and sunbaked, he looked out of cool, gray eyes upon a man's world that had often put him through the acid test.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
As sleep in that sunbaked oven of a room was impossible, the traveller sent for a carriage and went for a drive.
"From Jungle to Java" by Arthur Keyser
The mold was hard and sunbaked, and the stick of little use.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

As those who eat a Luscious Fruit, sunbaked,
Full of sweet juice, with zest, until they find
It finished, and their appetite unslaked,
And so return and eat the pared-off rind;--
"No Rival Like The Past" by Laurence Hope
In fragments. In the dust, old men with tufted
Eyebrows whiter than sunbaked faces gulped
As it fell. But they no more than we remembered
The old sea-fights, the soldiers' names and sculptors'.
"The Return" by John Peale Bishop
And we sailed thro' the scented palm-trees
Up an oarless beautiful reach,
And we lay to rest from our faring
On the sunbaked glittering beach,
And dwelt with the shy strange people
With their soft sweet languorous speech.
"The Fight On The Island" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California's east.
As a child, Richard Leakey spent many hours—too many, in his opinion—broiling in the sunbaked hills of western Kenya while his famous parents, Louis and Mary, picked away at fossils.
Before you bicycle along a sunbaked ridge.