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Sunburn   /sˈənbˌərn/   Listen

(past & past part. sunburned or sunburnt; pres. part. sunburning)
Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.  Synonym: burn.

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"Sunburn" Quotes from Famous Books

... the cheek glow with health, and the neck, arms and hands to rival the lily in whiteness. It teaches how to cure Greasy Skin, Freckles, Pimples, Wrinkles, Blackheads, Crow's-feet, Blotches, Face Grubs, Tan, Sunburn, Chapped ...
— The Ladies Book of Useful Information - Compiled from many sources • Anonymous

... the roof of Berlin was cut short as the sun rose higher, because the women, though they had donned gloves and veils, were fearful of sunburn. So we were led back to the covered ramp into the endless night of ...
— City of Endless Night • Milo Hastings

... coolly, looking at his hostess, now the very incarnation of delicate mockery with her pretty laughing mouth, her boyish sunburn and freckles. ...
— The Fighting Chance • Robert W. Chambers

... and muscle. Most of the way is tramping up long snow-covered and ice-covered slopes, with little rest from the start at midnight to the return, if all goes well, before the following sundown. Face and hands are painted to protect against sunburn, and colored glasses avert snow-blindness. Success is so largely a matter of physical condition that many ambitious tourists are advised to practise awhile on the Tatoosh ...
— The Book of the National Parks • Robert Sterling Yard

... fell on her hands, gilding the smooth skin with the first tint of sunburn. Under the corners of her eyes above the rounded cheeks a pink stain lay like the first ripening flush on a wild strawberry. That, too, was the mark left by the caress of wind and sun. I had had no ...
— In Search of the Unknown • Robert W. Chambers

... during one of these tense moments of listening that Elaine started violently, and in spite of the sunburn, which in her case had not had time to deepen into tan, she turned pale. Instantly she ...
— Peggy Raymond's Vacation - or Friendly Terrace Transplanted • Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith

... round, and in all weathers, sat on a little bench beside the cemetery wicket, and stuck to it like a stone. Her large face, a face rendered bricklike by years of inebriety, was covered with dark blotches born of frostbite, alcoholic inflammation, sunburn, and exposure to wind, and her eyes were perpetually in a state of suppuration. Never did anyone pass her but she proffered a wooden cup in a suppliant hand, and cried hoarsely, rather as though she ...
— Through Russia • Maxim Gorky

Words linked to "Sunburn" :   suntan, discolour, colour, first-degree burn, tan, hyperpigmentation, burn, color, erythema, discolor, erythema solare

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